Ever since the Cleveland Browns gave star quarterback Deshaun Watson a massive fully-guaranteed contract ahead of the 2022 NFL season, it seems to have affected the contract negotiations between the Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson. And now, the Ravens are basically admitting that fact.

Naturally, after Watson received that massive fully-guaranteed deal from the Browns, Lamar Jackson seemed to feel like he deserved a similar contract from the Ravens – after all, he is a former MVP entering the prime of his career. And while we never heard anything official about whether or not Watson’s contract created a rift between the two teams, Ravens executive vice president Ozzie Newsome essentially confirmed it during an appearance on Bernie Kosar Show.