Ravens Considering Trade For Lamar Jackson In Exchange For Draft Picks, Sources Say

Photo: Instagram/Lamar Jackson 

The Baltimore Ravens are reportedly considering trading quarterback Lamar Jackson for a "windfall of draft picks," according to sources cited by NFL Network.

Jackson is set to become a free agent this offseason, and while the Ravens have indicated they plan to retain him, the possibility of a trade has been an open secret for some time.

Jackson himself has recently posted a cryptic tweet suggesting he is unhappy with the situation.

Photo: Instagram/Lamar Jackson 

While the Ravens have been saying the right things about retaining Jackson, critics argue they are not actually taking action.

One team that has been suggested as a potential destination for Jackson is the Atlanta Falcons, who could benefit greatly from the addition of a quarterback of his caliber.

However, any potential trade would likely involve Baltimore asking for three first-round draft picks.

The downside for the Falcons is that they would be left with a bare draft cupboard, as has been the case for other teams that have made similar moves in the past.

Meanwhile, the Ravens would be able to avoid paying Jackson a large salary and collect multiple first-round draft picks, but they would be left without a starting quarterback.

This is where Jackson's tweet about not taking chances with something good takes on added meaning, as the Ravens could be risking a lot by trading him away.

However, with the possibility of a "windfall" of picks, it is clear that the Ravens are at least considering this option.

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Source: SI.com

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