QBs: Only Invest in Young and Capable, or Well Above Average The rest, can take a hike. Some teams make their quarterbacks a franchise QB based on the big contract and subsequent extensions that come after playing out their rookie deal. Lamar Jackson has played eight games in his NFL career. He’s got a bright future. But for now he’s got a rookie contract that he’ll… Written by Mike Randall. Posted 10 hours ago in Baltimore Ravens.