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QB Lamar Jackson now has a side hustle planned for next season in case he doesn’t land a spot with the Baltimore Ravens

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson, who will play in the fifth-year option, is expected to become a free agent by the end of the 2022 season. Thus, it becomes necessary for the Ravens and the quarterback to choose their respective future. However, Jackson appears to have already made his plans a reality by starting a restaurant and selling his own branded products.

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The news was made public just a few days ago, in which the 26-year-old tries his hand at various business avenues like other quarterbacks in the professional football league. The Louisville alum plans to own a restaurant to fall back on if things go wrong in his NFL career. On May 18, trademark attorney Josh Gerben revealed that Lamar Jacksons had filed two new trademarks. One for the restaurant and another for a brand logo that resembles his Jersey number.

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CHARLOTTE, NC – JULY 13: Heisman winner Louisville Cardinal Lamar Jackson during the ACC Football Kickoff on July 13, 2017 at the Westin Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. (Photo by Jim Dedmon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

“Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has filed two new trademarks:
1. PLAY SOULFOOD ACTION AND MORE
2. YOU STILL HAVE 8?
The documents indicate that @Lj_era8 intends to open a restaurant using the name and tagline. Gerben wrote about Twitter.

Additionally, the quarterback also acknowledged the speculation when responding to a Twitter user.

What are the possible reasons why Lamar Jackson hasn’t signed an extension?

First of all, Lamar Jackson doesn’t have an agent to handle his business or contract negotiations. He is his own agent. The caller likes to take care of business alone. So where the talks are right now is uncharted territory for the media.

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According to a report, Jackson is currently focused on the upcoming season and does not want to have any kind of distraction. However, he also claimed he would engage in trade talks once the 2022 season is over. He’ll be on a franchise tag in 2023. So if the salary cap goes up 15%, he’ll get about $34 million that season.

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Additionally, his performance is a major concern, which could be one of the reasons the franchise is facing an extension for the quarterback. He was honored with the MVP award in 2019, but he hasn’t been able to feature a major play in recent seasons. With his current skills, can Jackson handle a contract extension with the Ravens?

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