The Indianapolis Colts are reportedly considering the possibility of making an offer sheet for Lamar Jackson, the reigning MVP of the NFL.
According to sources, the Colts have expressed interest in the Baltimore Ravens quarterback and are weighing the possibility of making an offer for him during the offseason. An offer sheet is a contract offer that a team can make to a restricted free agent, which the player’s current team has an opportunity to match.
Jackson is currently under contract with the Ravens through the 2022 season, but the team has yet to sign him to an extension. With the quarterback market expected to reset this offseason, the Colts appear to be exploring all options to find a franchise quarterback that can lead them to Super Bowl contention.
The 24-year-old Jackson was selected by Baltimore with the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Since then, he has become one of the league’s most electrifying quarterbacks and led the Ravens to two consecutive AFC North titles. He is also the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win an MVP award.
If the Colts were to make an offer sheet for Jackson, the Ravens would have the opportunity to match the offer and retain their star quarterback. However, Baltimore would need to have enough salary cap space to match the offer and may choose to let Jackson walk if the contract is too rich for their blood.
The Colts have been searching for a franchise quarterback ever since Andrew Luck retired prior to the 2019 season. They have tried a number of different options, including Jacoby Brissett, Philip Rivers, and Carson Wentz. However, none of those quarterbacks have been able to take the team to the next level.
Signing Jackson would give the Colts a dynamic quarterback who can make plays with his arm and his legs. He would also add a new dimension to the team’s offense and provide a spark that has been missing for the past few seasons.
It remains to be seen whether the Colts will ultimately make an offer sheet for Jackson or if the Ravens will choose to match it. However, the fact that the team is considering such a move shows that they are serious about upgrading the quarterback position and becoming contenders in the AFC once again.