NFL Rumors: Ravens Growing Concerned With Lamar Jackson

The Baltimore Ravens kicked off their opening week of voluntary OTAs and one important face was absent for the week, starting quarterback Lamar Jackson. The duel threat QB is entering the final season of his current contract and while Baltimore has tried a few times to get to the table to negotiate, Jackson has not been interested in discussing an extension.

While a trade before this season begins appears extremely unlikely, the Ravens are going to be a team to watch early on this season as if they stumble out of the gates in 2022, major changes could be on the way in Maryland.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh met with the media on Wednesday and had this to say about his QB not being in attendance:

We've been down this road many times through the years. I'll just let Lamar speak for himself on that. It's for him to talk about. You can ask him. It's not for me to speak for somebody else on that.

Jackson tweeted out that he 'can't wait to get back' it's just unknown when exactly that will be. Last season was rough for the Ravens as the team was chomped on by the injury bug so everyone is itching to get back out on the football field to see what a healthy roster can accomplish. Jackson was one of the injured pieces as he missed the final four games with an ankle injury. 

It's was obvious that something was bothering him last season as Jackson threw a career-high 13 interceptions while only throwing 2,882 yards and rushing for 767 with 18 total scores. The Ravens are expected to place the franchise tag on Jackson should a deal not be reached before the beginning of next season.

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