Harbaugh says there's no hurry in extension talks with Jackson


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen is the first from the 2018 NFL Draft class of signal-callers to receive a big-money contract as their rookie deals come to an end.

Allen's deal with the Bills is worth $258 million over six years, with $150 million guaranteed. Furthermore, the contract includes a $100 million signing bonus, which is the highest in NFL history.

With Allen setting the market for the quarterbacks of the 2018 draft class, all eyes now turn to the Baltimore Ravens' Lamar Jackson and what type of deal the 24-year-old will command. 

During Monday morning's press conference with the media, head coach John Harbaugh didn't reveal much when asked about discussions with Jackson over a contract extension, only that it would happen when it's supposed to happen. 

"That's a question that's better for [general manager Eric DeCosta]," Harbaugh said. "Nothing we are going to comment on right now. Eric's not going to comment on it either.

"Nothing's changed in the sense it will happen when it's going to happen, when it's best for both sides to happen and both sides want it to happen. There's really not a hurry on -- Lamar is going to be our quarterback for many years to come. We want him, and he wants us."

Meanwhile, when asked about the contract talks with the Ravens, Jackson stated that he's not worried about that and is happy for Allen for securing that deal for himself.

"That's good for [Allen], but like I said, I'm not worried about that. I'm just trying to work on getting better right now. I just got off COVID. I'm worried about my teammates, and we are trying to get somewhere. The time will come," Jackson said.