Lamar Jackson pronounces himself “ready for the season” after arriving at team facility

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After skipping the Ravens’ voluntary offseason work, quarterback Lamar Jackson reported to the team facility on Monday for mandatory minicamp. And he says he’s ready to go.

In a brief video shot by Jackson and posted by the Ravens, Jackson said he’s enthusiastic and ready to get to work.

“What’s going on, guys? I’m back at the king’s castle. I hope you’re ready for the season because I surely is. Let’s do it. Flock Nation, baby,” Jackson said.

But questions remain about what’s going on with Jackson, who is heading into the final year of his rookie contract and has declined to negotiate a new deal with the Ravens. Does Jackson want to leave Baltimore after this season? Is he waiting for the Ravens to offer him the most lucrative contract in NFL history?

Whatever Jackson wants, after struggling through a mediocre season last year, he’ll be in much better negotiating position if he has a strong season in 2022. He and the Ravens should both hope he’s ready for a big season.

18 responses to “Lamar Jackson pronounces himself “ready for the season” after arriving at team facility

  1. Really not hard to figure out. Doing the same as ravens legend JOE FLACCO! Betting on himself after a down and injuried season.

    Also, the the deshaun Watson contract has messed up every deal. If you are Lamar, why would u take anything besides a guaranteed contract. You’re better and haven’t made anyone touch you against their will.

  2. “What’s going on, guys? I’m back at the king’s castle. I hope you’re ready for the season because I surely is. He sounds so dumb, but hey give him millions in guaranteed money…he’s a RB.

  3. He better hope he doesn’t get injured again this year or the big payday will disappear. Most have already mentioned, he needs a agent.

  4. I don’t know that he’s better. Both had one really good season, the rest of their careers have been league average. Watson can at least throw the ball accurately.

  5. Nothing happens until this season plays out. Ravens won’t over pay if he doesn’t prove to be a good QB with a healthy team around him. Most likely scenario in the near term is that he will get the Franchise Tag in 2023.

  6. Jackson remains a RB playing QB.
    There is a reason why the Ratbirds are a run-heavy team….that reason is because Jackson cannot read defenses and is an inaccurate thrower.

  7. notandrewkraft says:
    June 14, 2022 at 6:11 am
    Really not hard to figure out. Doing the same as ravens legend JOE FLACCO! Betting on himself after a down and injuried season.

    Also, the the deshaun Watson contract has messed up every deal. If you are Lamar, why would u take anything besides a guaranteed contract

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    The Ravens would be crazy to over-pay this guy. He peaked and is on the way down. He can’t read a defense to save his life. The Ravens will have nominal success against mediocre defenses with Lamar, but come playoff time, assuming they make it, they will be an easy out

  8. Baltimore learned their lesson on the Flacco deal, it won’t happen again. They’ll play the franchise tag game this time around and mitigate the long-term risk they assumed on the Flacco deal.

  9. He strikes me as a phony, not a leader.
    Witness his deleted tweet about his displeasure with the Ravens draft, and surprise about his WR wanting a trade.

    I suspect he wants to reset the quarterback market. He is a productive quarterback and worth having on the roster. But at some point his surplus value becomes negative if he’s grossly overpaid.

  10. Joe Burrow has been at camp for weeks already and he was in the Super Bowl. Tell you everything you need to know about who is ready and who isn’t.

  11. bomatdaman says:
    June 14, 2022 at 10:34 am
    “Baltimore learned their lesson on the Flacco deal, it won’t happen again. They’ll play the franchise tag game this time around and mitigate the long-term risk they assumed on the Flacco deal.”

    Baltimore had to pay more because he won the SB and carried the team in the Playoffs. Fans act like the Ravens should have been able to see the future and sign him earlier. His stats after signing the 20+ Mil deal were very solid for several years after 2012 and he was far from a bust. Huge mistake to assume he was the problem for the Ravens as his deal was quickly surpassed. There are all kinds of ways to work around the Cap and the Ravens have never been a organization to push the envelope on the rules.

  12. mikefloreo says:
    June 14, 2022 at 11:29 am
    Joe Burrow has been at camp for weeks already and he was in the Super Bowl. Tell you everything you need to know about who is ready and who isn’t.

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    Joe Burrow was “in” the Super Bowl he didn’t “win” the Superbowl. So I guess it is time to hoist a banner in Cinnci (Indy style) “AFC Super Bowl LVI Participant” LOL. You gotta win when it counts, or so they say here on every Lamar Jackson post.

  13. Lamar signing the most lucrative deal in NFL history? Is that a joke? DeCosta is no dummy. Ain’t gonna happen. Lamar’s on his way to not being a starter in 2 more years.

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