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Russell Wilson's Extension Should Help Lamar Jackson

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Thursday on 2 Pros and a Cup of Joe, Russell Wilson and the Broncos reached an agreement on a 5-year, $245 million contract extension that includes $165 million guaranteed, but Jonas, Brady and LaVar think the contract means only good things for Lamar Jackson and his negotiations with the Ravens.

Jonas Knox: "Do you think this makes Lamar Jackson getting a deal done easier, because this is an example of Baltimore saying, 'Look, we can't go the Deshaun Watson route, but we're more likely to go this route?'"
Brady Quinn: "Yes, but the difference here is Russell has two years left on his deal. Lamar is literally going to be facing free agency after this year. Now, we assume they're going to tag him at least once, maybe twice. But even then, you'd have to look at what that first three years would look like. If they tagged him three years in a row, you'd be over $100 million in total guarantees easily. I think around $120M.
He's closer to having that scenario play itself out and I don't think the Ravens want to do that, so I think this does provide a clearer path for them to get a deal done, but that doesn't make it any less difficult."