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Chad Johnson believes Patrick Mahomes’ deal sets up Ravens’ Lamar Jackson

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Chad Johnson knows that Patrick Mahomes set the new benchmark for elite quarterbacks when he agreed to a contract extension with the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs on Monday worth now north of $500 million over 10 years. The next question is how will this affect other star gunslingers, such as this past NFL season’s MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens.

According to former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson, the 23-year-old Pro Bowler Jackson is set up for a major payday in the near future with the Ravens.

“Mahomes deal is also great for Lamar Jackson,” Johnson, 42, wrote on Twitter on Monday evening. “After [season’s] end he will be paid significantly, with Mahomes setting the bar that won’t be surpassed LJ falls right underneath…”

Jackson, the last pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft will be eligible to ink a brand-spanking-new contract extension with the Ravens starting next year in the final couple of years of his rookie deal.

Mahomes, another former league MVP, led his Chiefs to a Super Bowl LIV victory—the franchise’s first title-game appearance and win in 50 years. Universally recognized as the best quarterback in the NFL right now, Mahomes’ deal is the richest in sports history, and now everybody will wait to see how the Ravens and Jackson negotiate next.

“Ochocinco” is predicting Jackson’s second professional deal with the Ravens will be just short of the massive payday Mahomes agreed to, but all in good time.

The Ravens are reeling from an early-postseason in the 2019-20 playoffs at the hands of the Tennessee Titans in a year they had Super Bowl aspirations. This is not uncommon though, as Mahomes and the Chiefs experienced as similar feeling in 2018-19, losing in the playoffs just shy of a championship appearance during a season in which the quarterback won MVP honors.