Lamar Jackson Dec 12, 2019; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) rushes during the first quarter against the New York Jets at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

After a somewhat tumultuous few weeks, star quarterback Lamar Jackson decided to stay with the Baltimore Ravens this off-season. Jackson came back as one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the NFL, which is no surprise for the former MVP. He’s also getting accustomed to the new offense the team will run this season. So far, the results are in, and they’re very positive.

The 2019 NFL MVP spoke to reporters on Wednesday as the Ravens begin OTAs this week. He talked about the team’s brand-new offense, led by offensive coordinator Todd Monken, and talked highly of it. Per Jonas Shaffer of Baltimore Banner, “Lamar Jackson said the new offense is ‘smooth.’ He said he’s ‘loving it.'”

Lamar Jackson and his talent are very apparent. So is the fact that the team arguably felt like they weren’t advancing along with Jackson’s skill level. That was two-pronged: former offensive coordinator Greg Roman felt criticism his way, as did the team for how they built it around him. Jackson has only had one 1,000-yard receiver in his NFL career: Marquise Brown in 2021 (1,003). Tight end Mark Andrews also hit over the 1,000-yard mark in 2021, with 1,361. But considering that Jackson will enter his sixth season, it’s a bit of an eye-sore.

The team made moves to help him out though in that department as they acquired Odell Beckham Jr. and drafted high-end prospect, Zay Flowers. It seems Lamar is liking things right now, and for the Ravens’ sake, that stays true.

[Jonas Shaffer]

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