- Height / Weight
- 6'2" / 216 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 7, 1997 (21)
- 2018 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 32 (BAL)
Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson's spirals have consistently been wobbly throughout training camp, especially on the deep ball. "It's still a work in progress," offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said. For all the hype around Jackson pushing Joe Flacco for the starting job, it seems that Jackson has a ways to go. He was considered a project with his accuracy coming out of college, so this isn't a huge surprise. The Ravens traded up into the first round to take Jackson as their QB of the future, but this is still Flacco's team. It'd be wise to avoid Jackson in redraft leagues.
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh seems adamant about finding rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson playing time in 2018. "One way or another, he's going to be out there, taking snaps," Harbaugh told Postmedia following Tuesday's indoor practice at club headquarters. However, Harbaugh continues to say that Joe Flacco is "our quarterback," which is sending mixed signals. The Ravens traded up into the first round to take Jackson, and his athleticism could give the team options. Harbaugh says he intends to play Jackson in games in the regular season. Flacco has mediocre for most of his career, so his leash will be short with Jackson the QB of the future in Baltimore. It seems as though the Ravens are talking Jackson up to put pressure on Flacco and light a fire under him. Jackson has impressive physical skills, but he still needs work in the passing game and could use more seasoning. The Ravens could use him as a gadget player at times, but his redraft value is still shaky.
Baltimore Ravens rookie quarterback Lamar Miller has been lining up at multiple positions during offseason practices with Joe Flacco playing quarterback. Head coach John Harbaugh expects Jackson to be active on game days. "Gosh, I sure like him out there helping us," Harbaugh said. "If you put two quarterbacks on the field at once, what options does it create for our offense? That's what we're trying to figure out." It's an interesting development given Jackson's overall athleticism. The former Louisville standout is an intriguing dynasty asset in fantasy leagues, but the Ravens could look to get him under center sooner depending on whether Flacco can bounce back from a pitiful year.