The 2023 NFL offseason has been up and running for some weeks now, but received a major update on Monday. Lamar Jackson announced on social media that he requested a trade from the Baltimore Ravens earlier this month.
“As of March 2nd I requested a trade from the Ravens organization for which the Ravens has not been interested in meeting my value, any and everyone that’s has met me or been around me know I love the game of football and my dream is to help a team win the super bowl,” Jackson said in his tweet.
The former MVP quarterback and the Ravens failed to agree to a contract extension throughout 2022. Baltimore ended up placing the non-exclusive franchise tag on him, which is worth $32.4 million.
This past season, Jackson played only 12 games as he dealt with a knee injury. Baltimore went 8-4 with him as a starter and still managed to make it to the playoffs. He completed 62.3% of his passes for 2,242 yards and 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions. On the ground, he had 112 carries for 764 yards and three scores.
Despite his recent history of injuries, Jackson was broadly considered the top signal-caller on the open market. Because of that, many teams emerged as a potential destination for Jackson via trade, including the New England Patriots.
With that being said, here is one trade the New England Patriots should offer to get Lamar Jackson from the Baltimore Ravens.
Trade package Patriots must offer Ravens for Lamar Jackson
Baltimore receives: Mac Jones, a 2023 first-round pick (No. 14 overall) and a future first-round pick
New England receives: Lamar Jackson
After a big rookie campaign, Mac Jones failed to impress in his second year in the league.