Ravens giving Lamar Jackson more freedom within offense in 2023: QB says he's been given 'keys to the offense'

Quarterbacks coach Tee Martin saw what Lamar Jackson had the ability to carry out in Week 2 versus the Miami Dolphins last season when he made audibles more often at the line of skirmish. He ran for 119 lawns and a goal while passing for 318 lawns and 3 goals.

Martin stated it was not simply Jackson’s efficiency that he observed, however his attitude altered too. 

“I just saw the expression on his face when he came off the field,” Martin stated (through ESPN). “He was in a good place.”

New offending organizer Todd Monken is on board to permit Jackson to have the flexibility the 26-year-old plainly enjoyed in 2022.

“Coach [Monken] is basically just giving us the keys to the offense, really. I’m loving it,” Jackson stated.

“There are times where Coach ‘Monk’ says, ‘I’m the coordinator. I call the plays. You like [the play]? Keep it,'” Martin included, referencing interactions in between Monken and Jackson. “When you change that play, you become the coordinator. And we want it to work. [Jackson’s] doing a good job and getting us in the right plays and operating the offense.”

Jackson has actually not gone no-huddle a lot in his profession so far, with simply 32 such plays in his very first 4 seasons as a starter, which ranks No. 32 in the league because time. Despite refraining from doing it typically, when he did go no-huddle, he saw success. He finished 70.5% of tosses, going 55 of 78 on those plays.

Head coach John Harbaugh stated the group has experience with this technique, simply not to the level it might be under Monken.

“We’ve been in that world before, but not to this degree,” Harbaugh stated. “To me, the offense starts in that world more than it did before, and I’m excited about that, [and] I know Lamar is excited about that.”

Jackson and the Ravens had the ability to complete an agreement after long settlements, so they have actually now transitioned from keeping the quarterback to making a Super Bowl keep up the quarterback. They are making modifications they hope will enhance their opportunities of scoring and winning video games next year. 

“We’re not going to fool the defense every time, but we want to be right most of the time, putting ourselves in great plays and great positions to move the ball down the field,” Martin stated. 

Going no-huddle will indicate Jackson will require to alter his management design a bit too, and he acknowledged that he prepares to be more singing with the group. 

“At the end of the day, guys just want to see you being you and [being] true to yourself and true to them, as well,” Jackson stated. “And I’ll just say, I’m going to try to be more of a vocal leader, because Coach [Harbaugh] was like, ‘You need to start speaking more.’ I just try to lead by example, but I’ll try to be more of a vocal leader.”

Jackson and the Ravens went 10-7 last season and lost, 24-17, to the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild-card round last season. The Ravens were 12th in scoring and 14th in lawns acquired (350.2) in video games Jackson played. He missed out on the last 5 video games due to a sprained left knee. But prior to heading out, he went 8-4 in his starts, tossing for 2,242 lawns, 17 goals and 7 interceptions in addition to 112 hurrying efforts, 764 lawns and 3 goals on the ground.

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