Lamar Jackson sends Panthers fans on emotional Twitter rollercoaster

(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Lamar Jackson and Bradley Bozeman
(Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) Lamar Jackson and Bradley Bozeman /

Lamar Jackson’s activity on social media sent Carolina Panthers fans into a mini-frenzy as the quarterback’s future remains under a cloud.

Until some common ground is reached between Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, speculation about his future will remain. And for a quarterback-needy team like the Carolina Panthers, going bold in pursuit of landing the former NFL MVP cannot be dismissed entirely.

This would send shockwaves through the league, costing the Panthers or someone else significant draft capital and around $250 million guaranteed. Baltimore appears reluctant to offer such a contract, but there is someone that will see Jackson’s elite production as something that could get their organization into contention immediately.

Someone like David Tepper, for example.

The player is taking everything in his stride and letting the chips fall where they may. There’s no chance Baltimore is letting him talk for nothing in free agency, so the former first-round pick can expect the franchise tag in the coming days.

There is absolutely no way Jackson plays on the tag. But it does enhance the options available to the Ravens and gives them additional time to potentially work out a long-term deal.

If not, then they’ll start taking calls. And of all the landmark trades involving superstar-caliber players in recent years, this would be the biggest of the bunch.

Lamar Jackson sent Carolina Panthers fans into a frenzy

Whether Jackson ends up in Carolina is anyone’s guess. But his social media activity on Sunday send Panthers fans into a frenzy.

Jackson liked a tweet from us – which was a picture of the signal-caller and Bradley Bozeman celebrating together on the Ravens. It was unliked by the player a short time afterward as replies and quote tweets swarmed the timeline.

This caused excitement and fierce debate among the fanbase. Could the Panthers really go after Jackson and is this something that genuinely interests the player?

Only time will tell, either way. But if Nikki Bozeman – wife of the pending free-agent center – had any say, a reunion between Jackson and his former teammate could be highly beneficial for all parties involved.

It’s amazing what one like, one post can do these days.

Jackson probably thought nothing of it, but given his current situation, everything means something. Or at least, that’s how the large majority of those on social media perceive it.

As for the Panthers, they’ll likely draft and develop a quarterback rather than swing for the fences with Jackson. This is general manager Scott Fitterer’s preferred method and now he has the final say on roster moves, it’s the most realistic scenario in pursuit of finally solving their complex problem under center.

Maybe the Panthers would see more of Jackson than they’d like in the event Baltimore did trade the player. Factoring everything into the equation, the Atlanta Falcons have the draft capital and salary-cap space to meet almost every demand – which is a nightmare scenario in no uncertain terms.

This was something and nothing all at the same time. However, it made an otherwise dull Sunday a lot more enjoyable.

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