Lamar Jackson secured a hefty bag with a cool five-year, $260 million extension during the offseason. The Baltimore Ravens are going all-in to back their star quarterback, beefing up the roster to make his life easier.
In a move that raised some eyebrows and got fans buzzing, the Ravens snagged Odell Beckham Jr. for a quick one-year dance. Adding to the mix, they drafted Zay Flowers, aiming to give their offense an extra oomph. With Todd Monken stepping in as the new offensive coordinator, it’s a hint that the Ravens are flipping the script from their previous run-heavy playbook.
Training camp’s been rolling along, and by all accounts, Lamar Jackson and his crew have been vibing. However, a twist in the saga popped up. According to Jeff Zrebiec from The Athletic, “Ravens practice just ended. There was some frustration among offensive players. Frustrated by another play being halted by a free blitzer, Lamar Jackson punted ball downfield and threw off his helmet to ground.” Yep, a helmet throw – a clear sign that things didn’t go as planned.
But hey, every quarterback’s got their ups and downs. New offensive coordinator, new teammates – it’s a lot to juggle. Patience is the name of the game, especially when the franchise has Super Bowl whispers floating around them.
Jackson needs to stay healthy
The Ravens might be flying high, but Jackson’s gotta rise to the occasion. That shiny contract comes with a boatload of expectations. After some injury setbacks, it’s time for him to shine on the field and bring the magic. But hold up, it’s not just about Jackson; the Ravens are banking on his health to make the magic happen.
Last season, in the span of 12 games, Jackson threw for 2,242 yards, scored 17 touchdowns, and notched seven interceptions with a cool passer rating of 91.1. The Ravens look like beasts on the field when Jackson is in the zone. With Jackson, Beckham Jr., Flowers, and Andrews in the mix, things could get spicy. But remember, it’s all about Jackson staying healthy and on the field.