Lamar Jackson and Saquon Barkley get franchise tagged. Tom Brady will get a kitten

Lamar Jackson acquired the franchise tag.

Daniel Jones doesn’t, however teammate Saquon Barkley does.

Aaron Rodgers is claimed to be in talks with a brand new crew.

And Tom Brady tweeted about his new kitten.

Tuesday was a busy day within the NFL, partially as a result of groups had till 1 p.m. PST to make use of their franchise tags.

The Baltimore Ravens used theirs on Jackson after the 2 sides have been unable to come back to a long-term deal for the quarterback, the crew introduced shortly earlier than the deadline.

“There have been many cases all through the league and in Baltimore the place a participant was designated with the franchise tag and signed a long-term contract that very same yr,” Ravens common supervisor Eric DeCosta stated in an announcement. “We are going to proceed to barter with Lamar in good religion and we’re hopeful that we will attain a long-term settlement that’s honest to each Lamar and the Ravens. Our final aim is to construct a championship crew with Lamar Jackson because the chief for the approaching years.”

A number of media shops are reporting that the Ravens used the non-exclusive tag on Jackson, that means he’s allowed to barter a contract with different groups. If Jackson indicators a proposal sheet from one other crew, the Ravens can both preserve him or let him go and obtain two first-round draft picks in return.

Jackson will earn $32.416 million this yr taking part in beneath the non-exclusive tag, versus the anticipated $45 million he would have acquired from the Ravens in the event that they used the unique tag.

Because the NFL’s most precious participant in 2019 and a two-time Professional Bowl choose, Jackson is more likely to spark curiosity from a lot of groups in want of a franchise quarterback — if the hefty price ticket, together with the 2 first-round picks, doesn’t deter them. .

The New York Jets could also be a attainable vacation spot for Jackson, though a number of media shops are reporting that Rodgers would meet with Jets officers in Los Angeles on Tuesday. The longtime Inexperienced Bay Packers quarterback isn’t a free agent, however has been the topic of commerce/retirement speak this offseason, so who is aware of what’s occurring there.

In the meantime, the New York Giants introduced that that they had put a non-exclusive label on Barkley. If the two-time Professional Bowl working again performs beneath it in 2023, Barkley will earn $10.091 million. A number of media shops are reporting that the Giants additionally agreed to a four-year contract extension with Jones after a breakaway yr for the quarterback.

NFL groups had till 1 p.m. PST on Tuesday to make use of the franchise tag.

Brady had nothing to do with that. In an obvious response to persistent rumors that he might be popping out of retirement for a second time, the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion tweeted Tuesday morning: “Anybody who thinks I’ve time to come back again to the NFL has by no means adopted a 2-month-old kitten for his or her daughter.”