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JR believes the Ravens did the absolute right thing in franchise tagging Lamar Jackson

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This is the start of the show every single week night, 10 p.m. Eastern Time, 7 p.m. Pacific. We got a lot to do, a lot to get into. Obviously, deadline day. Guys are getting tagged. Everybody's talking about Lamar. We'll hit it.

We actually will do that in a few minutes. People are talking about Daniel Jones and the type of contract that he got from the New York Giants. Saquon Barkley got tagged. Aaron Rodgers has a, he has a whole traveling party coming to visit him in California. The New York Jets are going to go see Aaron Rodgers.

Paul Gasol is getting a lot of love tonight from the Los Angeles Lakers. They're going to retire his number. So we got a lot to do.

If you want to holler at me, it's simple. We got a phone number. 855-212-4CBS.

That's 855-212-4CBS. You can also find me. I am online everywhere at JR Sport Brief. You can always tune in to the show on the free Odyssey app on your local affiliate. Sirius XM Channel 158.

And if you got a smart speaker, you can go ahead and find the show there as well. I'm coming to you live from Atlanta, Georgia, and I'm being joined by super producer and host Dave Shepherd. Dave, how are you this evening, man? You doing OK? I'm doing great, JR.

So many juicy topics tonight. I saw a friend that I hadn't seen in a minute, so I am doing fantastic, man. Thank you for asking. How are you? Good, man. Good.

I'm happy you were able to see an old friend. That's always nice. Always, sir. Good. Good stuff. Good stuff. So let's, let's not waste no time. If you follow me on social media, or if you just have, I don't know, three quarters of a brain, you know, maybe 10% of your brain works.

I have no idea. You have to know that we're going to start with Lamar Jackson, and I actually just, just tweeted that. Lamar Jackson, for now, is still a Raven.

We know that the deadline to go ahead and tag or apply the franchise tag to a player was 4 p.m. Eastern time today, and we didn't need to wait until 4 p.m. Eastern time to find out that Lamar Jackson was tagged. You know, I said last night before I got off the air, I would be shocked if they were to come to an agreement, especially the fact that it's been, it's been just about two years that they haven't been able to come to any type of contractual agreement, and he wants guaranteed money. I mean, there was a fan at some point last year who tweeted out to Lamar saying that a fully guaranteed deal is bad business, and Lamar Jackson's response on Twitter was, you don't love Lamar. And so why wouldn't he want a guaranteed deal when you look at what Deshaun Watson got and received, and if you think about what he has accomplished already in the league. He's his own agent. He has no agent. His mother is working with him on his deal. He just made about $22 million this past season.

All things considered, he's looking at short-term losses for long-term and big financial gain. He wasn't one of these top picks, let's keep in mind. He was selected number two, or excuse me, number 32 overall in the 2018 draft.

It's after he won a Heisman. And so when you look at Lamar Jackson, he wasn't just tagged today for the Ravens to keep him around and guarantee he's going to be here this season. They could have done that. They could have said, here's $45 million. You're stuck with us.

They didn't do that. They decided to hit Lamar Jackson with the non-exclusive franchise tag, which is paying him less money, $32 million. But this is kind of the risky part. This is the poison pill, if you may, or the part that might bite the Ravens in the backside. Lamar Jackson, yeah, he's been tagged for $32 million next year, but he can go out, negotiate a contract with other teams. He can come back to the Ravens and say, they offered me a guaranteed deal. They're offering me $230, $240 million. Are you the Ravens going to match that?

Are you going to keep me or are you going to let me go? And so this is risky because this stops, for now, negotiations. Lamar Jackson can go out and find a better deal and say, they want to pay me this. Are you going to do it?

If not, okay, I'm gone. And at minimum, the Baltimore Ravens would receive two first round picks, a first rounder this year, a first rounder next year, and then, assuming everyone would be happy with that, the world continues on. So this is risky by the Baltimore Ravens to give him this tag, non-exclusive, and let him negotiate elsewhere. Ozzie Newsome, who sits in the big boy chair for the Baltimore Ravens ahead of Mr. DaCosta, and he was sitting down with Bernie Cossar, excuse me, Bernie Cossar's show, and this was yesterday, and he said the Ravens, they're going to try everything to get a deal done with Lamar before the tag deadline. And we know this didn't come true.

Listen to this. The biggest thing is that we have a deadline tomorrow at 4 o'clock to put the tag on, and I know today and up until about 3.30 tomorrow, a lot of energy is going to be utilized in trying to get the deal done, and if not, we will put the franchise tag on him. It's been done. They didn't specify what tag. Ozzie Newsome didn't say what tag, but they gave him the tag that could maybe have him walk out of Baltimore. They gave him the tag that would potentially end his tenure, and here's the deal. If he does stay with the Ravens this season just on the franchise tag with no additional contract, no outside contract, he can still play for the Ravens this year for 32 million. It's a hell of a discount when he could have made 45. If they want to tag him again next season, that would only be the $39 million. Daniel Jones is now making 40. Mahomes' average per season is 45. Aaron Rodgers, for the time being, is making 50.

You tell me where this slots in for Lamar Jackson to make 32 this year and only potentially 39 next year. He should probably go outside and shop himself. He should go ahead and try to identify a deal that he can go back to the Ravens with. Is this more painful because he's representing himself?

It probably is. Maybe an agent would have told him, hey man, you ain't getting no guaranteed deal. This is the best that's going to happen and take place. And for the Ravens, this is risky business. When you drafted this man in 2018, you built the entire team around him.

And now you may have to start from scratch. You're only at minimum going to get back two first rounders as compensation. Deshaun Watson netted three first rounders. Russell Wilson did the same. There were other ancillary pieces and additional picks involved in both. That would just be the minimum.

Now, don't get it confused. The Ravens would have the chance to negotiate with a potential team to say, well, give us a little bit more. We don't just want two picks. Throw in a player, throw in a quarterback.

If you're going to come to a deal, if we're going to go ahead and make a trade. But I cannot blame the Ravens for doing this. I can't blame the Ravens for, you know, putting Lamar on the non-exclusive tag. Is it risky? Yes.

Yes, it is. But I'm very interested to see how this plays out before I eviscerate the Ravens for the choice and decision that they've made. The Cleveland Browns, unfortunately.

Have been a little bit of a dumpster fire. The Haslams were desperate. They decided to bring into Deshaun Watson and they said, we're going to guarantee every single dollar in cent on your contract. They had no choice. They were bringing in a toxic player.

Unfortunately, given his reputation in court cases, dismissals, allegations, all of it, punishment. And if they wanted to be relevant, they just they made a deal. They threw everything out the window. They brought into Deshaun Watson in order to keep him from going to either the Saints or the Falcons at the time. They said guaranteed money.

Please come here. He took the money. Nobody else wanted that. There's no other owner who wanted that. Is there going to be a rogue owner over the next several months who says, I'm giving Lamar Jackson a guaranteed deal?

I'm not so sure. We know he's won an MVP. We know people are very, you know, opinionated when it comes to Lamar. He's not a quarterback. He's not going to work out. Only if he had the help. Only if he had the guys that Mahomes has. Oh, but he's a running back. Oh, he's going to get in. We've heard it all. There's no dispute. He is one of the most dynamic players that the NFL has ever seen.

It's also a little risky there. You think about Lamar Jackson at 25 years old right now. How have the past three seasons ended? Sprained knee this past year. The season before that.

It's a busted ankle. The season before that against the Buffalo Bills in the playoffs. We didn't see him end the game because he was concussed. And it doesn't matter if he was scrambling out of the pocket. It doesn't matter if he was on his way to a 40 yard run.

This is these are the facts. This is how his season, his past few seasons have ended. Deshaun Watson is running around. He ain't running around like Lamar Jackson. Patrick Mahomes is running around. He ain't running around like Lamar Jackson.

It'd be risky as hell. I would say probably dumb as hell for another team to say, Lamar, here's a guaranteed deal. You know, what teams are that desperate?

The Carolina Panthers. David Tepper, unfortunately for him, he swung and missed on quarterback options. He wanted Deshaun Watson. This man had to settle for Matt Ruhle bringing in Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. You don't think David Tepper with all of his billions of dollars, almost 20 billion of them, you don't think he's like, hey, Lamar, I'll give you a guaranteed deal?

Possible. All the words that we heard are that the Falcons are out for now, I guess. Mike McDaniel says Tua is my guy. Is that true or does Lamar Jackson go home?

I'm not mad at what the Ravens did. This is all a process. This is a part of the negotiating. Is there going to be a team?

This is really what it boils down to. Is there going to be a team that says to Lamar Jackson, here is guaranteed Deshaun Watson money? I'm not so sure that's the case. The only team that I think would do it, that I would be fearful of if I were a Ravens fan, I would be worried. I would be concerned. I'd be thinking about, I'd be thinking about the Panthers. Are the Jets going to go fully guaranteed on this man?

I don't think so. And so the Ravens, it's risky. They're hoping Lamar Jackson goes out onto the field or into free agency or into negotiations. And that he comes back with a contract that the Ravens say, OK, instead of us having a deal with you because we can't come to an agreement. Oh, that the Panthers offered you a deal? That the Jets offered you a deal? Oh, well, let's go ahead and sign that right now because it's not fully guaranteed. Lamar Jackson is going to find out right away what the rest of the NFL feels about him.

And let's be honest. How many teams are in a position to just snatch up a QB? You can throw half of the damn teams out the window.

You can probably bring it down to less than a third. Teams that have established quarterbacks, teams that have rookie quarterbacks, teams that are getting ready to to pay their young QBs. The Pickens are slim here. Two hundred thirty million dollars to Deshaun Watson. Is somebody going to give Lamar 230? The Ravens are betting on no.

And unless you have one rogue owner. I'd be a little surprised if he got a fully guaranteed deal. I could really only see the Panthers going for it. Any other deal that Lamar's offered? I think the Ravens would match it. And I think they'd keep him in the fold for the foreseeable future. I'm not mad at the Ravens for their decision. After two years, it's apparent they're sick of negotiating with Lamar. They're telling him, you go negotiate with somebody else and you bring us the deal and we'll let you know.

I think Lamar will stay. I could be wrong unless there's another dumb owner. And a lot of times, oh, there's a dumb owner always waiting in the weeds. Look at the Haslam's. We might have another dumb owner or just a ridiculously wealthy one.

Who does not care? That might be the Panthers. The phone lines are open. That's eight five five two one two four CBS. That's eight five five two one two four CBS. Lamar Jackson got the go ahead. Starting next week, man, you can you can start looking for a contract elsewhere. You can go find a new team with a new contract and the Ravens have the option to match. Do the Ravens screw up here? Is Lamar Jackson going to find that deal?

I think he'll stay with the Ravens. I'd only be concerned about the Panthers. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. We are just getting started. I'm gonna get to your calls on the other side. We're going to talk about Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley and Aaron Rodgers.

We got a lot to do. It's the JR Sport Brief show. CBS Sports Radio. You are listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. JR wants to hear from you. Call him now at eight five five two one two four CBS.

That's eight five five two one two four two two seven. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. The big news of the day is obviously Lamar Jackson being hit with the franchise tag by the Baltimore Ravens. No surprise there. Also not surprise me personally that they hit him with the the non-exclusive tag. They want him to go out and negotiate with other teams and, you know, see what type of deal he can get.

And if they find it to their liking, they can go ahead and certainly match it. I mean, after two years of not making progress, you could have guaranteed yourself one more year. You could have guaranteed yourself two more years. Why sell yourself short? If you want to get a long term agreement or deal done. Hey, go see what's out there. And if he brings something back, you can either say, OK, we're cool with this.

You'll you'll be a raven for the next four or five years. Or you can go ahead and trade him. And I think they they have an inkling, despite the risk as to what that might be. I think it's clear NFL owners don't want to pay out Deshaun Watson money to every single quarterback. We can go ahead and call it collusion. Let's see if someone if an owner decides to step outside of the lines. I'm not mad at the Ravens. It could kick him any ass.

And if it does, they got to deal with the ramifications of it. Sometimes you got to take risks to get a reward. Eight five five two one two four CBS. Tom is calling from Baltimore. You're on the J.R. sport reef show. What's up, Tom? Hey, J.R., man.

So so I love the show. And I heard the news about Lamar, you know, like wave of emotions. And so all the pundits in Baltimore, you know, on the on the radio were saying that that'd be crazy to do the non exclusive tag. And boom, that happened. So I feel like the Ravens, you know, my opinion, say, OK, you know, go look at greener grass.

Because they don't think at that grass, you know, this and. And, you know, in my opinion, you know, I will mark. I want him to be paid. You also I don't want to to be totally crippled the next couple of years and have like and have like there's a big quarterback with no help at all. So, you know, also with the Browns gave to Watson, who had all these pending trials or whatever is a very brown thing to do.

And. It's just crazy to me. But also, I feel like that if Lamar comes back to Baltimore and said, hey, I knew I had this on the table. And they match it. I think that at the whole, you know, you know, to Costa and Lamar, you know, like. Well, if that were to be the case, after that, everything would be all all good and well in the world. It's not it's not exactly the same situation. Thank you, Tom, for calling from Baltimore.

I work I recall. At the end of 2020, the New York Mets trading for Francisco Lindor. And for I want to say months, even even it felt like weeks. The minute that they traded for him, there were Mets fans who were just screaming, oh, my God, we traded for Lindor. And then as every day went by, as every week went by, as the Mets were going through spring training, et cetera, and on and on, the conversation was fear. We just traded the world for Francisco Lindor and we haven't even given him a contract. And there were New York Mets fans screaming up and down.

How terrible is this? The same old Mets and Steve Cohen is this demand didn't even own the team for like three months. And his first deal is to trade for Francisco Lindor. You think he's going to get the deal done in a job done? And what does he do? He gives him almost a 10 year deal.

Three hundred plus million dollars. There's nothing to complain about. You have to give it time. I'm not going to sit here and guarantee that in another, I don't know, two months, three months, that the Baltimore Ravens don't look like complete ass. They might, but they're rolling with the chances and the odds. They have a better idea of what the marketplace will look like for Lamar Jackson than we do. I'm not sitting around in owners meetings. It's certainly risky. They got to see what comes back. They're comfortable enough that what he returns with, if anything, is something that they can deal with.

Unless there's a scenario behind door number two or three where they just go, OK, well, bye. 855-212-4CBS. Tom is here from Harrisburg. You're on CBS Sports Radio. What's up, Tom?

Thank you, Jayar. I'm very disappointed in the Ravens organization not giving this man a guaranteed contract because I think he's really a talented guy. I don't think he's going to be a champion if he would stay with the Ravens. I think the Ravens is a team that seems to always regress.

You mentioned the last three seasons. Lamar can't be running for his life every play. I think they say that we're building the team around Lamar Jackson. I'd like somebody to tell me what do they build around him. God forbid if Mark Andrews goes down or you don't know how healthy Dobbins is going to stay healthy.

I don't know. They have certainly built the team around him and his skill set to go out and run the ball. Unfortunately, over the past couple of seasons from, well, let's get the defense out of the way right away. From the defensive backs, it seems like everybody blew out a knee or blew out a leg. For the skill position players that they brought in, like Bateman last week talking about the strength and conditioning coaches of the Ravens. He hasn't been healthy.

DuVernay, you want to see him out there. We see Marquise Brown, he's gone. The offensive line isn't what it was when he first got there or should I say the year that he won MVP. And so they are a run heavy team. And that's because of Lamar Jackson. If you even take a look at the backup quarterback, even though he didn't have success at the end of this past season and Huntley, he went out there and he's a running quarterback. So the team and the offense is built around him and his skill set. The Ravens are not built to go out there and just throw the rock like, I don't know, Justin Herbert. And they certainly want to cut down on that and allow Justin Herbert to maybe have a little bit more balance in the offense. And so this team, it's been built around him. The offense from controlling the ball, controlling the clock, gaining yards, having the defense, it's been built around him and to go out and say, well, he's gone. Who are we replacing him with? You're going to swing on, I don't know, a team sending you hooker, you know, from Tennessee. Is that what you're expecting? This is a big risk for the Ravens.

It might kick them in the ass. But I think they feel comfortable with what Lamar might come back with and a two hundred thirty million dollar contract guaranteed. People want to tell me about Kirk Cousins. Kirk Cousins contract don't look like that. Two thirty.

That sets things up for the next QB to go. I want 230. I want 240. I want 250.

And I want all of it guaranteed. This is bigger, I believe, and I could be wrong. Maybe I'm thinking too far ahead. This is bigger than Lamar Jackson. This is bigger than him.

This is I don't want to say this is trying to put him in his place. But this is I believe this this is going to potentially serve as an opportunity for future contracts. Well, the franchise tag has been around for approximately 30 years to protect teams from, as you can guess, you know, losing their star player just for squat Ditley. And so over the course of time, only five quarterbacks have ever been hit with the non exclusive tag, five of them. Steve Young, Jim Harbaugh, Drew Brees, Matt Castle and Kirk Cousins. Everybody stayed with their team except for Matt Castle. And we know Matt Castle ultimately ended up on the Kansas City Chiefs and there wasn't a whole hell of a lot that that happened in that space. And at that point in time anyway.

And so risky. Yes, the Ravens have to feel some type of comfortable that Lamar will go out into the wilderness and come home and go, hey, guys, I came back with nothing. Can I come back?

I'm also sure that having to negotiate directly with him has been a pain in the ass. 8 5 5 2 1 2 for CBS, 8 5 5 2 1 2 for CBS. Andrew is calling from Portland, Maine. You're on the JR sport brief show. Hey, JR. Thanks for having me on.

What's up? The the only fan base that I feel more for other than my own. I'm a Dallas fan is Baltimore. I mean, you can name on one hand the superstars that they've had. You got Ray Allen, Ray Lewis, Steve Smith, Tony. Sarah Guse and Lamar Jackson, right? If Lamar Jackson, I would I would say there are they have been there's some guy named Ed Reed.

There was another guy named I can go on to my to my point, though. They've done nothing for this man. And if his talent goes to waste, the only thing I can compare it to is how Dallas spends talent, right? Lamar Jackson has been giving absolutely nothing to help him. Harbaugh is going to be one of the smartest man in the NFL for him to win football games is what he has. And the fans of Baltimore year after year, they show out and they get nothing back. This team works way too hard for what they get. I think they need to surround Lamar Jackson with something and pay the man. If not, let him free and let us see what he can do with some talent around it. OK. All right.

Thank you so much, Andrew, for calling from Portland, Maine. I don't know how how much time or what period of time he talked about. I think if I want to look back over the last 20 years, I would be fine being a Ravens fan. I'd be OK with that. I'd look at two Super Bowls in the Ray Lewis era. I would be fine with that. I would look at one of the best and some of the best defenses that the NFL has ever seen.

I would be OK with that. Go ask the New York Jets. The New York Jets are getting on a plane to go talk to a dude who sits in a cave and, you know, takes magic juice.

The New York Jets are on a plane to go sit with Aaron Rodgers. And they ain't seen a championship since, I don't know, 1969. So let's let's not say that the Ravens have just this is not the Lions. OK. What have they done? What have they done?

I don't know. Just win two championships. The last one 2012. Then they've had an MVP out there. They've been trying to get over the hump. They got this guy at number 32. Let's let's chill out just a little bit. 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS.

I'm going to get some more your calls on the other side. I want to tell you about the New York Giants. They are another team. More recently, they haven't had a whole lot of success.

I wouldn't say they got a lot to complain about, given the the plight of some other franchises. We'll talk about Daniel Jones. We'll talk about Saquon. We'll talk more about Lamar as I pick up more of your calls. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio. You're listening to the JR Sport Brief on CBS Sports Radio.

Your credit to your profession. You are one of the rare personalities that actually balances facts with whatever callers call me. But I'm also a caller for Fairland, Texas.

So Fairland, Texas, loves you. Call in now at 8 5 5 2 1 2 4 CBS. It's the JR Sport Brief show on CBS Sports Radio. Yeah, Lamar Jax is not the only dude who got tagged today. Oh, damn, Anthony.

Well, hold on. I'll tell you about Daniel Jones in a second. Anthony Davis just got a fist to the face by accident going up for a rebound. I can't see which Memphis grizzly kind of swiped him. I don't know if that's a looks like a scratch, but Anthony Davis is bleeding from the top of his nose. I assume it's a scratch.

The Los Angeles Lakers currently lead the Grizzlies 34 to 31 about halfway through the second quarter. And I mean, well, damn, when you see Anthony Davis and you see blood, I'm thinking he's going to be out for the next 10 years. But it looks like that there only might be a scratch to the bridge of his nose. Yeah, he'll be OK, but it is Anthony Davis anyway. Daniel Jones got tagged today as well. He didn't.

Excuse me. Saquon Barkley got tagged 10 million dollars. They have until July 17th to work that out with Saquon and New York Giants do. But their quarterback, Daniel Jones, they came to an agreement on a long term deal. Four years, one hundred and sixty million dollars, and they don't have to worry about their quarterback. And Daniel Jones didn't have too shabby of a season this past year, helping New York Giants go to the playoffs. They beat the Vikings and won a round and then they lost.

What do you want? This is the first time the Giants have been to the playoffs since 2016. And so at least they don't have to worry about the quarterback position, not something that they are familiar with. Look, head coach Brian Deball, first year head coach with the Giants.

Brian Deball goes to the playoffs, has Daniel Jones. And at the end of the season, he talked about how important it was to have him out there. Listen, he's done everything that we've asked him to do as an offensive staff. And he's done a really good job with operating and executing our offense.

I think he's made strides in a lot of different areas. Certainly we can all make strides and more, but he's been a good leader for us, played the quarterback position well for us. And I'm happy we had him. OK, happy we had him as in this past season, and they will still continue to have him at minimum for the next four years.

At least they made that commitment to Daniel Jones. And so now the New York Giants will be tasked with finding him additional offensive weapons, especially a wide receiver to go out and work with. Saquon Barkley, as I mentioned, he was tagged ten million dollars. And the New York Giants now have the option to try to come to a long term agreement with Saquon Barkley. Saquon made it very clear at the end of the season he wasn't looking to reset the market. When you think about running back salaries at the top of the top, you're looking at a deal like Christian McCaffrey.

I believe he's in that 16 million dollar range. And so Saquon ain't trying to jump that. He's aware of his injury history. He knows that he just bounced back.

And I assume I don't know, but I would assume he would want somewhere maybe around 14 million dollars a year. And so let's see if they can kind of bridge that gap, because this past year for the New York Giants, it was basically a two man team offensively. You had Daniel Jones, you had Saquon, their rushing team. Now we just have to see if Daniel Jones is going to continue to improve. What type of wide receiver help in depth they get around him. And I think more importantly, especially given Daniel Jones prior to this past season, is he going to stay healthy. And so good luck to the New York Giants.

They got some work to do trying to compete with the Philadelphia Eagles. 855-212-4CBS. That's 855-212-4CBS. Eman is calling for, or excuse me, Eman is calling for Maryland. You're on CBS Sports right now. It's Eman.

No, you got it right the first time, JR. Eman, what's going on? So I'm from Baltimore. Of course, I'm a Ravens fan.

I'm going through it today, man. I just really wanted to talk about what this all means. And I really do feel like there's some collusion going on between these NFL owners. But firstly, this is all Cleveland's fault, man. I mean, they just set the bar so high and nobody else wants to come over to where they were on that number with Deshaun Watson. But I was really wondering if you also think that they're testing the market, letting Lamar go see what's out there for him, to show him basically that he isn't worth as much as he's asking all that guaranteed money and the fact that he'll finally see that and maybe come back and talk again with us. But I really wanted to know where you think he lands at the end of the day. I think he's staying with the Baltimore Ravens.

I think that's ultimately what will take place. I mentioned the only team that I could see, especially given the owner, his money, and his funds, that would take an approach of I'm going to give out a guaranteed deal would be David Tepper and the Panthers. But we've already gotten a report, and I see it down here in Atlanta. The Falcons wasted no time even putting and posting a whole article on their website about how they are not going to pursue Lamar Jackson. We've got reports from the Dolphins saying we ain't doing it. The Panthers say we ain't doing it. The Raiders.

So, I mean, we can go on and on. I think it's apparent. If you pay attention to what the owners have said over the past, I don't know, six, seven months since Deshaun Watson's deal, if you look at what the Ravens have done, saying, hey, man, go out and see what you can find and bring it back, we're going to find out soon enough. And one very last thing, do you think by the end of this, if he comes back around, do you think the relationship will be too tarnished by that point for him to want to play for us? Well, that's something that we have to see.

Welcome to the hard knock life of the NFL, where you're still going to get millions of dollars, but are you going to max out? We're going to find out. Iman, I appreciate you, man. Have a good night, JR. You as well. Bob is calling from Baltimore. You're on CBS Sports Radio. Hey, JR. How are you doing? I'm excellent. How are you? I'm good.

I'm good. You know, I thought it was going to be the exclusive franchise tag. I didn't think they'd want him to negotiate with anyone.

But I'll tell you, my initial reaction when I found out it was non-exclusive, it was just relief. Because if you're living in Baltimore, you've heard nothing but this. And you're a sports fan. You listen to sports radio. That's all that's been consuming all the media for the last three or four months.

And finally, you sort of see an end in sight, because one way or another, they're either going to have a contract, and I think you'd probably need to sign some contract, because I don't think you'd want to pay on the lower number, play on the lower number. And I don't see him sitting out. I think he likes football too much. I kind of feel like, you know, how did we get this far?

How did things get turned this way? I don't know why he became sort of the template for guaranteed money. It's almost like he's fighting for a cause more than the payday that he's earned. He's a really good player.

I don't think so. I think most players, when you have your money, and in his case he has money, but he hasn't gotten his big deal yet. This would be his big deal. I don't think he's taking the approach of, I need to try to set the market for the next bunch of QBs who come after me.

I think he's looking at what he's accomplished, and I believe he's trying to max out for what he sees is very simply done. Hey, Deshaun got it. I'm better than Deshaun. I'm more accomplished, you might say. There's no without question. That's true than him.

No doubt. I want my money. You don't get too far in the AFC North saying, we want to be like the Cleveland Browns. That's just not an argument that you win with. You can actually do pretty well in the AFC North saying, we don't want to do what the Cleveland Browns do. I think Deshaun Watson was a pretty exceptional set of circumstances, and I don't think it's going to come around. I don't think Burrow's going to get it. I don't think Herbert's going to get it. Well, it's not about what they'll get in regards to guaranteed money. I don't think they're going to get guaranteed deals. What I do believe is that they are most certainly going to go ahead and jump the $50 million that is pretty much set right now with Aaron Rodgers.

And even that is likely to be adjusted as he meets with the New York Jets. So give it a couple of months. It may come even sooner than that. It only be a matter of time. Before Joe Burrow gets a new contract. Before Herbert gets a new deal. And we're not necessarily looking at guaranteed money, but we're looking at gigantic sums of money that are going to push by what he just got tagged with Lamar Jackson being a $32 million tag.

Daniel Jones average per year currently sits at 40. And so Lamar is going to have to figure things out. What do you want right now?

And is anybody going to be willing to give it to you? It's the J.R. sport re-show on CBS Sports Radio. We're going to take a break when we come back on the other side to get to your calls.

I want to talk about the man that I just mentioned. Aaron Rodgers here on CBS Sports Radio. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show. Welcome back to the show.
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