QB Lamar Jackson - Baltimore Ravens
|6-3, 200||Born: 1-7-1997||College: Louisville||Drafted: Round 1, pick|
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General News (Sun Jan 27): will "throw a lot" this offseason, according to head coach John Harbaugh, who expects Jackson to "come back a better quarterback skill-wise than when he left." Harbaugh told The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec that Jackson will ultimately decide who he will work with but suggested he'll be working with a throwing coach.
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Lamar Jackson's percentile rank in each category, among QB with more than 50 fantasy points.
Recent Game Summaries
2018 Week 18 vs LAC (14 / 29 / 194 / 2 / 1 pass, 9 / 54 / 0 rush)
The Ravens offense was simply overmatched and outcoached by the Chargers. Lamar Jackson looked lost and incapable as a passer at times. Jackson's accuracy was very poor. He missed a number of open targets and he turned the ball over on multiple occasions. Basically nothing the Ravens did offensively worked for more than the first 3 quarters of the game. However Jackson does not deserve all the blame for this performance. The Chargers were prepared for everything the Ravens did offensively. The Chargers dominated the line of scrimmage defensively. Melvin Gordon truly changed the game and looked unstoppable. Jackson was rarely given time to throw from a clean pocket. The Ravens seemed unable to get Jackson some easy completions to get the passing game going and build his confidence. Jackson had been most effective when targeting running backs and tight ends while his production to wide receivers has been shaky. The one adjustment the Ravens offense seems to have made was to go away from what was working and playing more 3 wide receiver sets which played into the Chargers game plan of playing a higher number of defensive backs and lead to less production. Jackson made a nice throw between two defenders to Willie Snead for 12 yards on 3rd and 6 on the Ravens opening possession. The Ravens managed to score no points and only picked up 3 first downs in the first half. One was the throw to Snead and the other two were long scrambles by Jackson. Lamar Jackson fumbled 3 times in the game including twice on consecutive plays. On the first Jackson simply dropped the ball as he was moving in the pocket but managed to recover the ball and throw the pass away. Jackson's second fumble was a shotgun snap that was catchable but got past Jackson resulting in a 15 yard loss. Jackson was intercepted targeting Chris Moore on a slant. Jackson's throw was catchable but the throw was high and of target. On 4th and 11 Jackson connected with Willie Snead on a deep crossing route for 29 yards. Jackson hit Michael Crabtree for a 31 yard touchdown down the sideline on a go route the following play. Jackson's most spectacular play of the game was a leaping pass off his back foot across his body and to the middle of the field. The pass miraculously made it over the arms of Derwin James and into the hands of Kenneth Dixon for a 39 yard catch and run. A few plays later on 4th and 6 Jackson made a nice throw on the run to Michael Crabtree for a 7 yard touchdown. Jackson and the Ravens got the ball back trailing by 6 with less than a minute remaining and no time outs but a strip sack by Melvin Ingram sealed the game.
2018 Week 17 vs CLE (14 / 24 / 179 / 0 / 0 pass, 20 / 90 / 2 rush)
Lamar Jackson had his strongest game as a runner but the Ravens offense failed to put away the Browns despite a strong start and several chances to do so. The Ravens offense was firing on all cylinders early in the game but a costly turnover and several penalties hurt their point total. Jackson set up a field goal on the Ravens opening possession with a 28 yard gain to Mark Andrews down the seam. The drive stalled with a throw away and an off target throw by Jackson. Jackson stepped up in a collapsing pocket before escaping down the sideline showing off his speed and quickness on a 24 yard run. A few plays later Jackson kept the ball on a read option hand off and exploded through a hole in the middle of Cleveland's defense for a 25 yard touchdown. The Browns seemed to have confused their assignments and Jackson went untouched to the end zone as a result. The Ravens rushing attack moved the offense into scoring position once again with big runs by Gus Edwards and Kenneth Dixon. Jackson capped the effort with a 8 yard touchdown off right tackle. Jackson went untouched to the end zone thanks to an outstanding block by Ronnie Stanley. After finding offensive success early in the game penalties hurting the Ravens offense became a theme. A holding penalty forced the Ravens to settle for a field goal as they still struggle to overcome unfavorable down and distances. Following an interception Jackson moved the Ravens to the Browns two yard line. Jackson ran the ball on consecutive plays and fumbled on the second trying to extend the ball over the goal line. The fumble should have been returned for a Browns touchdown but an early whistle prevented the score. With another chance to score and take a commanding lead before halftime a sack forced a punt. Jackson had a 33 yard touchdown run negated by an offensive holding penalty forcing another field goal attempt. The Ravens were forced to settle for yet another field goal with a chance to put the game away thanks to a false start on 3rd and goal. On their final possession the offense needed one first down to seal the victory and instead forced the defense to make another stop. The offenses execution and consistency in the second half were lackluster.
2018 Week 16 vs LAC (12 / 22 / 204 / 1 / 0 pass, 13 / 39 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson had an up and down game but played well enough to win. Jackson continues to struggle to find consistency as a passer. Jackson shows flashes of outstanding arm talent, awareness in the pocket, and play making ability but also misses what should be routine throws. Jackson delivered what should have been a touchdown to Michael Crabtree on a back shoulder throw but Crabtree could not make the catch. The Ravens were forced to settle for a field goal following the incompletion. Another miscue on a read option play between Jackson and Gus Edwards set the Ravens back and forced a long field goal attempt on their second possession. Jackson ran a quarterback draw on 3rd and short and burst into the open field for a 27 yard showing his quickness and speed. Another drive that should have produced points came up empty after a failed play on 4th and goal from the 2 yard line. The Ravens elected to throw on the play and Jackson could not find an open receiver. Jackson's best throw of the first half was a dime to Michael Crabtree through a tiny hole over the middle for 20 yards. After falling behind for the first time in the game Jackson responded with a huge score. Jackson threw a perfect strike to Mark Andrews who took the pass to the house for a 68 yard touchdown. Jackson hit Andrews perfectly in stride 30 yard downfield.
2018 Week 15 vs TB (14 / 23 / 131 / 1 / 0 pass, 18 / 95 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens offense struggled early against a Buccaneers defense that was selling out to stop the run. The Ravens tried to counter by attacking downfield with poor results but later found their rhythm and took control of the game. Jackson tried to fit a pass into Michael Crabtree over the middle and failed to see Lavonte David dropping into coverage. David dropped what should have been an easy interception. On the Ravens ensuing possession Jackson mishandled a snap in the wet conditions and the Buccaneers recovered the fumble. Jackson missed a pair of downfield throws badly. One was a potential 45 yard touchdown to Mark Andrews and the other was a potential big play over the middle to John Brown. Despite the missed throws Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown with his legs and a big 3rd down conversion to Willie Snead. Chris Moore capped the drive with a 5 yard touchdown run. Jackson led the Ravens down the field to set up a field goal before halftime. Jackson completed passes to Mark Andrews and Willie Snead for gains of 17 and 28 respectively. Jackson made arguably his best throw of the game to Mark Andrews to open the second half for 17 more yards over the middle. Andrews was well covered on the play but Jackson placed the ball where only Andrews could get it showing good touch on the throw. Jackson followed the completion with runs of 14 and 22 yards to set up a Gus Edwards touchdown. The Ravens run game chewed 7 minutes of clock to secure the victory.
2018 Week 14 vs KC (13 / 24 / 147 / 2 / 0 pass, 13 / 71 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson struggled with his consistency as a passer and his ball security for the second consecutive week. Jackson made some nice throws and plays on third down but there have not been enough positive plays in the passing game. This is part of the reason the Ravens are employing such a run heavy approach. However, the Ravens rushing attack was outstanding for the 4th consecutive week. The Ravens first touchdown drive consisted of 8 running plays and no passes. From the first possession to the last, the Ravens offensive line struggled to pass protect in obvious passing situations. Ronnie Stanley and James Hurst struggled while Justin Houston and Dee Ford both had strong games. Jackson kept the ball running an option play and followed nice blocks downfield on a 21 yard run. The run set up a 3 yard touchdown by Kenneth Dixon. A long methodical drive consisting of run plays and underneath passes culminated in Jackson found Maxx Williams in the flat off of play action for a 10 yard touchdown. Starting in excellent field position following a punt return Jackson connected with John Brown running a crossing route for a 9 yard touchdown. With the game tied and less than a minute remaining Jackson had the chance to set up a game winning field goal. Jackson was sacked and fumbled as Justin Houston came through the line unblocked. In overtime Jackson moved the offense to within 10 yards of Justin Tucker's field goal range to tie the game but a holding penalty followed by another sack essentially sealed the Ravens fate. Jackson was injured on the sack but after the game said he was good to go.
2018 Week 13 vs ATL (12 / 21 / 125 / 0 / 0 pass, 17 / 75 / 1 rush)
Lamar Jackson played well against the Falcons. Jackson fumbled 3 times against the Falcons and has 5 fumbles in his first 3 starts. A number of those have come on read option exchanges with Gus Edwards. Jackson led the Ravens offense down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. Jackson connected with Mark Andrews and Michael Crabtree each for 18 yards. Jackson then kept the ball on an option play and scored a 13 yard rushing touchdown. Jackson had a pair of ugly off target throws on consecutive plays targeting John Brown when he was wide open. The first was on third down and resulted in a three and out. The second was a potential 49 yard touchdown. Neither pass was close to catchable. A few plays later Jackson had poor ball security when moving in the pocket and was stripped and the fumble was returned for a touchdown. Jackson made his best throw of the game to set up a field goal before halftime. Jackson threw a laser threw a tiny window to Crabtree over the middle for 10 yards. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a field goal on the Ravens opening possession of the second half. Jackson completed a 21 yard pass to Mark Andrews. Jackson made it look like he was going to run the ball but kept his eyes downfield and found Andrews. Jackson was kicked in the face following a 10 yard run but his teammate who was up ended on the play. As a result Jackson underwent extensive concussion testing and missed the Ravens ensuing possession. Jackson returned and led the Ravens down the field for a field goal to give the Ravens a two score lead. Jackson had his best run of the game for 18 yards showing great patience and spatial awareness at the second level. Jackson also had an impressive 7 yard run on 3rd and 8 making a defender miss in tight quarters along the sideline.
2018 Week 12 vs OAK (14 / 25 / 178 / 1 / 2 pass, 11 / 71 / 1 rush)
The Ravens went with a pass heavy attack in the first half seemingly trying to compensate for the high number carries Jackson had the previous week against the Bengals. Jackson had only two first half carries and looked hesitant to scramble for yardage even when opportunities were there. Jackson absorbed a sack on the Ravens' opening series because he was looking downfield instead of trying to outrace the defender to the sideline. Jackson found success following the sack with completions to Crabtree and John Brown to set up a Justin Tucker field goal. Jackson then hit Mark Andrews in stride who got wide open behind the Raiders' secondary for a 74 yard gain. Jackson did well not to under or over throw the wide open receiver. The drive stalled in the red zone forcing another field goal attempt. On 3rd and 10 Jackson failed to see a defender underneath John Brown resulting in a tipped pass and interception. Jackson moved the Ravens into the red zone running the two minute offense before halftime. Jackson took a shot to Crabtree down the sideline who was well covered by Gareon Conley on the play. Conley made a spectacular play to bat the pass to his teammate for Jackson's second interception. The Ravens opened the second half focusing on the run game. Their opening drive touchdown consisted almost entirely of run plays including 3 by Lamar Jackson surpassing his first half total. Jackson capped the drive with a 5 yard dash to the end zone. Another drive fueled almost entirely by the run game moved the Ravens into scoring position again. Jackson capped the drive with an 8 yard touchdown to Crabtree who was running a slant. Jackson's best throw of the game was a 48 yard completion to John Brown on 3rd and 7 that was negated by penalty. Jackson hit Brown perfectly in stride with pressure in his face. Jackson gained the edge on a read option play and exploded down the sideline for a 39 yard run to help run out the clock.
2018 Week 11 vs CIN (13 / 19 / 150 / 0 / 1 pass, 27 / 117 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson led the Ravens to a victory in his first NFL start. Jackson brought life to the Ravens offense. The Ravens implemented a run heavy game plan suited to Jackson's strengths. Jackson had 27 rushing attempts which included 3 kneel downs at the end of the game. A good number of Jackson's carries were improvised runs when Jackson could not find anyone open downfield. For the most part Jackson got down or out of bounds to avoid big hits but still took more hits than any quarterback should. 27 rushing attempts may be the high water mark for Jackson's entire career especially as he continues to improve as a pocket passer. Jackson led the Ravens down the field for a touchdown on their opening possession. The drive consisted entirely of run plays including some key conversions by Jackson. Jackson gained the edge off left tackle running zone read for a gain of 12 on his first carry. Jackson ran a quarterback draw on 3rd and 4 and found a huge lane to run through for a gain of 21. Jackson gained 6 yards on 3rd and 5 showing his impressive speed before ducking out of bounds. Alex Collins capped the drive with a touchdown run. Jackson spun away from a sack on third down and tried to get the ball to Willie Snead but he did not see an underneath defender and was nearly intercepted on his second pass attempt. A pair of offensive penalties stalled two scoring drives for the Ravens. With a run heavy game plan and almost no throws downfield the Ravens offense struggled to when forced into unfavorable down and distances. One of Jackson's most impressive plays was a 23 yard completion to John Brown. Jackson maneuvered in a muddy pocket while keep his eyes downfield before escaping the pocket, setting his feet, and finding Brown wide open downfield. The completion set up field goal before halftime. Jackson escaped the pocket and was trying to evade an oncoming defender when he threw a hurried pass downfield. Jackson again failed to see an underneath defender was intercepted. Jackson answered by leading the Ravens down the field on another touchdown drive. Jackson connected with Willie Snead and Chris Moore on the possession and contributed 23 rushing yards. Jackson made an outstanding play finding Mark Andrews along the sideline for 19 yards after escaping the pocket. The play set up a field goal that would get the Ravens the lead and victory.
2018 Week 8 vs CAR (4 / 5 / 46 / 1 / 0 pass, 3 / 26 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson kept the ball on a read option play on the Ravens opening possession and burst up field for 17 yards. Jackson missed a wide open Willie Snead down the sideline on a potential 3rd down conversion and 20 yard gain on the Ravens second possession. Jackson took over for Flacco with the game well out of reach and put together a touchdown drive. Jackson moved the ball down the field with the run game and short passes before hitting Hayden Hurst on a line down the seam for a 26 yard touchdown.
2018 Week 1 vs BUF (1 / 4 / 24 / 0 / 0 pass, 7 / 39 / 0 rush)
Lamar Jackson did see snaps while the Ravens starting offense was on the field. Jackson was lined up at wide receiver and was used to create misdirection. Jackson did get the ball on a designed throw but wisely threw the ball away with no one open downfield. Jackson replaced Flacco early in the 3rd quarter as the Ravens held a huge lead over the Browns. Jackson was not asked to do much downfield passing but rather protect the ball and run clock. Jackson's best throw of the game was a nice touch pass over the middle of the field for 24 yards to convert a 3rd and 15. Lamar Jackson showed a nice stiff arm and his trademark speed on a 16 yard run to set up a Kenneth Dixon touchdown.
Latest NewsRavens | Will Lamar Jackson attract free agents? (Fri Feb 8, 12:07 PM) - Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson will draw free agents to the team, general manager Eric DeCosta said Wednesday, Feb. 6, and not just because his salary-cap hit, which will be $24 million less than what's due to departing QB Joe Flacco. 'I think players respect talent,' DeCosta said. 'I think players respect athletes and competitors. Anyone can watch Lamar Jackson and see how talented he is and what kind of a competitor he is. Players also want to win, and I think that's something that drives every professional athlete -- winning games. I think they'll recognize that about us. When they watch us play, they'll want to play here.' Our View: Jackson is an exciting young quarterback, and the Ravens look poised to open a Super Bowl window. He could attract free agents, but attracting wide receivers may be difficult due to his limitations as a passer and the team's run-heavy scheme.
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