Jackson revealed that he had requested the trade back on March 2nd, 25 days ago, before receiving a non-exclusive franchise tag. The Ravens have been unable to agree on a long-term contract with the star quarterback, with Jackson tweeting that the team had not met his value. At the NFL meetings, head coach John Harbaugh attempted to put on a brave face, saying that Jackson was preparing as if he would be the starting quarterback when the season begins. However, reporter Jonathan Jones feels that the situation is serious, and that there may be personal issues involved beyond just contract negotiations. With Jackson gaining more leverage than ever before, he is in no rush to sign the non-exclusive franchise tag, which would make him one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league. As long as he does not sign, he can maintain his leverage, which has given him the power to dictate his future with the team. Jones believes that this situation is far from over, and that the Ravens would be wise to listen to any calls from other teams. The options available to Jackson and the Ravens are many, but Jones believes that there may be a sign-and-trade scenario in the works. While it is still unclear whether Jackson will be the starting quarterback for the Ravens in week one, Jones believes that his odds have shifted, and that the situation will take a long time to resolve.