Greg Roman: Lamar Jackson is throwing it better than I’ve ever seen him throw it

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The Ravens didn’t see much of Lamar Jackson this offseason. The quarterback worked out on his own, showing up only for the mandatory minicamp.

The team’s first three practices of training camp have shown the Ravens how hard Jackson was working.

On Friday, offensive coordinator Greg Roman gushed about the more muscular Jackson.

“When I shake his hand, it feels a little different,” Roman said.

Jackson has not thrown an interception in three days of practice, Matt Cohen of The Baltimore Sun reports, and Jackson has completed just under 70 percent of his passes. He went 12-of-16 Friday.

“I think it’s the best I’ve ever seen him throw it thus far,” Roman said. “What are we? Three days in? And he’s probably throwing it better than I’ve ever seen him throw it. He’s really worked hard in the offseason, and it’s showing. So we’ve just got to build on that. It’s really exciting, and we’re all very excited.”

Jackson remains wanting for a contract extension as he enters the fifth-year option of his rookie deal with a $23.016 million salary for this season. He is negotiating his own deal, and both Jackson and head coach John Harbaugh expressed optimism that the sides can reach an agreement before the season begins.

16 responses to “Greg Roman: Lamar Jackson is throwing it better than I’ve ever seen him throw it

  1. Lots of daily chatter coming from the insecure players, coaches and teams. Daily.

  2. “I’d go so far as to say he has surpassed Duck Hodges in passing skill.”

  3. The 2022 Lamar Revenge Tour is underway…get on the bandwagon while there’s still room!

  4. It’s what they said last year. And the year before. And it’s what they will say next year. And the year after.

  5. touchback6 says:
    July 29, 2022 at 8:33 pm
    Lots of daily chatter coming from the insecure players, coaches and teams. Daily.

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    Yup. Mac Jones is leading the chatter.

  6. The fact that this kind of thing has to be said about a 5th-year player who has been league MVP says it all.

    There shouldn’t be any question at this point. Mahomes, Wilson, Rodgers, Brady, Allen – does any other elite QB get the basics of their skill sets discussed this way?

    It’s time for his results to match his potential.

  7. Absolute Groundhog day with the Ravens in training camp. Literally every year we hear about how hard Lamar worked in the offseason on his throwing mechanics and accuracy, and how he’s bulked up, and how he’s lighting it up in camp. This is now the 3rd straight year with the exact same narrative and talking points. I will place my bet on the under line, yet again. It’s funny how once he faces a pass rush and actually has to make reads and deliver the ball under pressure to tight windows how quickly those old inaccurate and poor throwing mechanics come back.

  8. So now that his contract is up he is throwing the ball better then ever. I guess that is a good time to kick that part of his game in.

  9. He better not get too comfortable throwing. If the Ravens want to win more than 9 games this year he needs to have over 1,000 yards rushing with 12 or fewer passing touchdowns.

  10. Be careful what you wish for. Lamar was on pace last year to throw for more yards than ever. But then again, he brought with that his lowest rating, QBR, most interceptions and highest interception %, a lower completion %, and far, far fewer TDs per attempt. So you guys can keep hollering and shouting from the top of your lungs about how great he is, and how he’s really throwing the ball well now… his stats and trendlines since 2019 are going the wrong way and getting worse.

  11. A Lamar offense doesn’t need to please all you fans who expect him to pass like Brady, Rogers etc. It just needs to win games in the regular season, playoffs and Super Bowl.

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