There was a gap of almost a month between Lamar Jackson’s trade request from the Ravens and the official announcement of it. Though the player didn’t share any reason, this calculated timing placed the ball in the court of his coach, likely in an attempt to resolve the complicated situation more quickly. The circumstances are fluid for Jackson after he outlined a trade request. Almost every team in the XFL, USFL, CFL, and NFL already denied interest after Ravens placed a nonexclusive franchise tag on him. Here are a few most possible landing spots for Jackson to be part of a team.
There’s always the option for Jackson to stay put in his own team instead of landing somewhere new. It’s no secret that franchise-tag negotiations within the team are always more or less bitter, and since Jackson doesn’t have an agent, he has to get in the foxhole all by himself. But that doesn’t mean the situation can’t play out for a self-represented MVP quarterback.
There’s a chance for the Indianapolis Colts to make a fair trade for Jackson, but they’re likely to wait until after the draft. Things can get easier if there’s any hint that Jackson is willing to come down on his price tag. For this trade to be fruitful, he’d also have to make it clear to the Ravens that they shouldn’t match whatever offer comes in and be happy with their first picks.
It’s not wise to totally eliminate the Washington Commanders from the equations of this scenario. As the franchise is now for sale, there’s a possibility of a rich person buying the team and then getting a new player in downtown Washington, D.C., to fill that old stadium to the brink. Jackson is the only player famous enough to do that, and on the market right now too.
New England Patriots
The New England Patriots can join this melodrama as latecomers after they realize in spring ball that Mac Jones can’t secure their desired position. And then, they would likely approach Jackson, who would positively count them a factor in his trade request, despite the team’s lack of relative firepower on offense. It’s a secure position, after all.
Right now, the Miami Dolphins are maxed out in assets and investments. That’s why the team should jump back into the trade opportunity to sweepstake Jackson. Whatever the odds, Jackson can bring his own dynamics to a backfield, seriously complicating the defensive coordinators and delivering the perfect advantage to thrive on for McDaniel.
Has Latin Gone Extinct?
Has Latin joined the league of dead languages yet? Once spoken throughout the vast Roman Empire, the use of Latin has languished over a period of time, at least in its original form. Its fading can be attributed to the gradual fall of the once-mighty Roman Empire, and its dwindling control over its colonies. So, did the fall make Latin disappear like a magician from everyday speech? Experts do not think so. Historical records also do not seem to have any evidence regarding Latin’s fall as an everyday language. Some experts argue that it is because such an event never occurred– and the language simply evolved.
What Do Experts Have to Say?
According to Tim Pulju, a linguist expert, Vatican still delivers some of its masses in Latin even though no one speaks it on a day-to-day basis. He added that over time Latin developed into a variety of languages, what are now referred to as, Romance Languages namely Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese, and Romanian.
To explain this, Tim drew parallels between the evolution trajectory of English and Latin. He says that while English diversified to Modern English (the kind of English we speak today), Latin gave birth to a host of languages. Because it did so, people were quick to assume that it died a slow death.
The erasure of Latin from everyday speech and its loss of fluency over time isn’t a novel phenomenon. It has happened in the past with many other languages. The UNESCO’s atlas of languages spoken in the world enlists languages that are facing a threat of extinction. To ascertain extinction, UNESCO follows certain parameters concerning the degree of endangerment (safe, vulnerable, definitely / severely / critically endangered, and extinct) and inter-generational language transmission corresponding to each criterion.
If we consider the opinion of experts such Tim Pulju, it is safe to assume that Latin didn’t perish – it just thrived in another form. Latin 2.0, anyone?