Lamar Jackson Ravens Dec 4, 2022; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) talks with team staff on the sideline in the second quarter after being sacked against the Denver Broncos at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

The Lamar Jackson saga took an extremely strange turn on Thursday. The NFL sent a memo about someone by the name of Ken Francis contacting teams on behalf of the former MVP.

The Ravens placed their non-exclusive franchise tag on star quarterback Lamar Jackson. This means that other teams are free to negotiate with Jackson, but no suitors have emerged to this point.

Jackson has been criticized through this process due to not having an agent throughout the negotiation process. It now appears that someone is now reaching out to NFL teams for him.

NFL Network’s Mike Garafalo reported on Thursday that NFL teams were issued a memo from the league stating that someone named Ken Francis “may be contacting clubs” to enter negotiations “with or concerning” Lamar Jackson.

It’s unclear whether this is someone Jackson prompted to contact these teams, or if Ken Francis is doing this on his own. Regardless, teams are prohibited from talking with him because he is not an NFLPA-certified agent.

Tom Pellissero of NFL Network posted the full memo on Twitter. Those who violate this could have their potential offer sheet for Jackson denied by the league.

Many around the NFL world took notice of this development around Jackson and are very curious about who Ken Francis is.

There was already seemingly low interest around the NFL to meet Jackson’s contract demands. This certainly will not help things for those potentially interested in signing him.

It appears very clear that we will not only learn more about this Ken Francis person, but that the Lamar Jackson saga will likely continue for quite some time.

[Mike Garafalo on Twitter, Tom Pellisero on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.