Lamar Jackson

Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #8
Baltimore Ravens
Quarterback #8

Lamar Jackson News

Expects less running with new OC

Jackson said Thursday that he expects "less running and more throwing" under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken,'s Jamison Hensley reports.

Analysis: It's not exactly a secret, after the Ravens parted ways with long-time, run-first OC Greg Roman and added WRs Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers. The new coordinator, Monken, spent four seasons with Tampa Bay (2016-18) and Cleveland (2019) in the same role and oversaw offenses that attempted 36.1, 37.8, 39.1 and 33.7 passes per game (Jackson's never averaged more than 31.8). Monken then opened up UGA's offense, culminating last year with QB Stetson Bennett having 4,128 passing yards, 27 pass TDs and 10 rushing TDs. The Ravens hope Monken can help guide Jackson from good to great as a passer, but it might mean fewer of the rush attempts that fantasy managers find so valuable. The 26-year-old QB completed 66.1 percent of his throws for 7.8 YPA and a league-high 9.0 percent TD rate back in 2019, so it isn't out of the question to make up for a dip in rushing stats with improvements in both passing volume and efficiency. Jackson is in Baltimore for the long haul after his contract saga ended at the end of April with a five-year, $260 million agreement.

May 26, 2023 7:15 AM EST

Officially signs extension

Jackson signed his five-year, $260 million contract extension with the Ravens on Thursday.

Analysis: Baltimore and Jackson agreed to terms on the five-year extension, which reportedly includes $185 million in guarantees, just prior to the start of the 2023 NFL Draft, and both sides have now made the deal official. The team then selected rookie wideout Zay Flowers in the first round, adding another hopeful boost to a wide receiver room that also saw Odell Beckham signed to a one-year deal, and will get Rashod Bateman (foot) back from injury. By virtue of the revamped wide receiver corps, not to mention Mark Andrews' continued presence, Jackson looks set up to thrive with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken.

May 4, 2023 8:17 AM EST

Lands five-year extension

Jackson has agreed to a five-year deal to remain with the Ravens.

Analysis: Jackson's previously uncertain status for the coming season has now gained clarity, with the team confirming that the star QB is slated to ink a five-year agreement with the franchise that drafted him in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Earlier this offseason, Jackson -- who the Ravens placed their $32.4 million non-exclusive franchise tag on -- had requested a trade, but he's sticking with the team after all. Now past the sprained PCL that ended his 2022 campaign, the 26-year-old is slated to continue to helm a Baltimore offense that bolstered its pass-catching corps earlier this month by signing veteran wideout Odell Beckham.

Apr 27, 2023 1:44 PM EST

Agrees to extension with Baltimore

Jackson and the Ravens have agreed to terms on a contract extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Analysis: Terms of the pending deal have yet to be reported, but after Jackson requested a trade earlier this offseason, his future with the Ravens appeared cloudy. Now, just hours before the 2023 NFL Draft, Baltimore's franchise signal-caller is slated to to remain with the team, with a long-term extension now in pace, per Jamison Hensley of

Apr 27, 2023 1:29 PM EST

Ruled out for wild-card round

Jackson (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Cincinnati, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jackson still hasn't practiced since suffering a PCL sprain Week 13 and revealed Wednesday that his knee "remains unstable" nearly a month and a half after the injury. He may not be available in the playoffs even if the Ravens upset the Bengals this Sunday -- a tall task with Jackson ruled out and Tyler Huntley (shoulder) considered a game-time decision even after upgrading to full practice participation Friday.

Jan 13, 2023 11:36 AM EST

Left knee 'remains unstable'

Jackson, who didn't practice Thursday, posted on his personal Twitter account that his left knee "remains unstable" as the Ravens prepare for Sunday's wild-card game at Cincinnati, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Jackson logged his 17th DNP in a row Thursday as he continues his recovery from a knee injury that he sustained Week 13 against the Broncos. He clarified his health in back-to-back tweets, writing, "I've suffered a PCL Grade 2 sprain on the borderline of a strain 3. There is still inflammation surrounding my knee, and my knee remains unstable." Jackson thus appears as if he'll be ruled out for a sixth consecutive contest, which will be revealed on Friday's injury report. As for the Ravens' starting quarterback if that comes to pass, Tyler Huntley has been limited in both sessions this week and even resumed throwing Thursday as he deals with tendinitis in his right throwing shoulder, so he and Anthony Brown are the candidates to be under center for the Ravens on Sunday.

Jan 12, 2023 3:41 PM EST

Another DNP on Thursday

Jackson (knee) didn't practice Thursday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: When Jackson initially suffered a sprained PCL in his left knee on Dec. 4, he was given a recovery timeline of 1-to-3 weeks, but he has yet to step on the practice field since then. Thursday's DNP marks his 17th in a row, which places considerable doubt into his ability to play in Sunday's wild-card game at Cincinnati. Meanwhile, backup quarterback Tyler Huntley (shoulder) resumed throwing Thursday, putting him on a potential path to play this weekend. If Jackson and Huntley aren't able to suit up Sunday, Anthony Brown and practice-squad member Brett Hundley are the options to be under center for the Ravens.

Jan 12, 2023 11:18 AM EST

Not at practice

Jackson (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Wednesday morning that Jackson "faces an uphill battle" to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals. The quarterback doesn't seem to be progressing as the team hoped after suffering a PCL sprain Dec. 4, and Jackson now has only two more chances to practice before the Ravens' first playoff game. Backup quarterback Tyler Huntley sat out Week 18 with a shoulder injury and was limited to non-throwing work during the open portion of Wednesday's practice.

Jan 11, 2023 11:14 AM EST

Appears unlikely to play Sunday

Jackson (knee) faces an "uphill battle" to get back on the field for Sunday's wild-card game in Cincinnati, Ian Rapoport and Mike Garofolo of NFL Network report.

Analysis: Though Adam Schefter of ESPN reported over the weekend that Jackson had a "strong chance" to be available for the Ravens' postseason opener, Rapoport notes that optimism about the quarterback's ability to play Sunday has begun to dwindle over the past 24 hours. Jackson, who hasn't practiced since suffering a PCL sprain on his left knee Dec. 4 against the Broncos, missed the Ravens' final five games of the regular season. While Jackson is reportedly working hard to rehab the knee, he apparently hasn't made enough progress to put himself in position to resuming practicing Wednesday. If Jackson remains a spectator in practice throughout the week, he'll likely be officially ruled out for the wild-card round Friday, which would then set the stage for Tyler Huntley (shoulder/wrist) to direct the Baltimore offense.

Jan 11, 2023 6:14 AM EST

Optimism for playoff return

Jackson (knee), who has already been ruled out for Week 18 against the Bengals, could play in the team's playoff matchup the following week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Jackson has not practiced in a month and didn't seem to be all that close for a pivotal Week 18 return against the Bengals, but the superstar quarterback may attempt to gut it out with the Ravens' 2022-23 season on the line next week. Coach John Harbaugh was "hopeful" Jackson could make his return next week, but as Schefter noted, there's still swelling in the quarterback's knee, which complicates a firm timeline for return.

Jan 7, 2023 12:38 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 18

Jackson (knee) won't play Sunday against the Bengals.

Analysis: Per Jamison Hensley of, coach John Harbaugh noted that he's "hopeful" regarding the QB's status for the start of the playoffs. This weekend, however, Jackson will remain sidelined, which sets the stage for Tyler Huntley (shoulder/wrist) to start Sunday's contest, health permitting. With that in mind, Harbaugh indicated that he thinks "there's a really good chance" Huntley can play this weekend.

Jan 6, 2023 10:26 AM EST

Still not practicing

Jackson (knee) wasn't spotted at practice Friday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: While Jackson is trending toward missing Sunday's game against the Bengals, Tyler Huntley (shoulder/wrist) has been limited at practice this week. If neither of the two are available this weekend, Anthony Brown would be in line to draw the start at QB for the Ravens in Week 18.

Jan 6, 2023 9:54 AM EST

Still absent from practice

Jackson (knee) isn't practicing Thursday, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old has now missed 14 consecutive Ravens practices, and unless he reverses the trend Friday, he's all but certain to sit out his fifth consecutive game this Sunday in Cincinnati. Though Jackson's recovery from a PCL sprain of his left knee has taken longer than anticipated, the Ravens could still have their top signal-caller available for the wild-card round of the postseason if he's able to take more meaningful steps forward with his practice activity next week. Until Jackson is ready to go, however, the Ravens will turn to Tyler Huntley (shoulder/wrist) to direct the offense.

Jan 5, 2023 11:25 AM EST

No return to practice

Jackson (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Jackson hasn't played or practiced since Week 13 and is in danger of missing a fifth consecutive game. The Ravens may lean cautious even if he makes it back to practice by the end of the week, as their can't drop any lower than the No. 6 seed in the AFC and might not move up at all even with an upset win on the road this Sunday.

Jan 4, 2023 12:13 PM EST

Ruled out for Week 17

Jackson has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: With Jackson -- who last saw game action in Week 13 -- unable to practice this week, he'll sit this one out, which sets the stage for Tyler Huntley to draw another start at QB for the Ravens on Sunday. Jackson's next chance to return to action will arrive in the team's regular-season finale in Week 18 versus the Bengals.

Dec 30, 2022 12:11 PM EST

Not yet practicing

Jackson (knee) remained a non-participant in Thursday's practice, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Though Jackson was expected to resume football-related activities this week after missing the Ravens' previous three games with a PCL sprain in his left knee, it hasn't translated to any recorded or estimated practice reps. The Ravens will wait and see what, if anything, Jackson can do during Friday's practice session, but the 2019 NFL MVP looks to be trending toward a fourth straight absence this Sunday against the Steelers. Tyler Huntley took reps with the first-team offense once again Thursday and is continuing to stay ready for another start.

Dec 29, 2022 11:13 AM EST

No return to practice

Jackson (knee) isn't practicing Wednesday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Analysis: Tyler Huntley is taking the first-team reps and preparing for a fourth consecutive start. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Saturday that Jackson would return to some kind of on-field activity this week, but that might just mean running and individual work rather than actually practicing. The Ravens host the Steelers on Sunday night, and Jackson has two more chances to be cleared for practice before then.

Dec 28, 2022 10:54 AM EST

Could return Week 17

Jackson (knee), who will miss his third straight game Saturday against the Falcons, is expected to get back on the field early next week and resume taking part in "football-related movements," with the Ravens then set to determine whether he's fit to start practicing, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Jackson hasn't practiced in any fashion since suffering a PCL sprain of his left knee in Baltimore's Week 13 win over Denver, putting his availability up in the air until he's able to start taking reps again. Though the Ravens believe that Jackson will be able to play Week 17 against the Steelers if he's able to practice in some capacity, the dual-threat quarterback will first need to prove that his knee doesn't hinder him when he stops, starts and cuts before he's reintegrated into drills. At this stage, Rapoport relays that Jackson has responded well to running in a straight line and on the treadmill, but getting back on the field represents a hurdle he'll still have to overcome. Tyler Huntley (shoulder) is on track to make a third straight start this weekend and will likely continue to direct the Baltimore offense if Jackson misses additional time.

Dec 24, 2022 5:20 AM EST

Ruled out for Week 16 game

The Ravens ruled Jackson (knee) out for Saturday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Even though initial reports indicated that he was expected to miss only two games due to the PCL sprain he suffered to his left knee during the Ravens' Week 13 win over the Broncos, Jackson will be sidelined for a third consecutive contest this weekend after failing to resume practicing in any fashion since suffering the injury. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh hasn't provided many specifics regarding where exactly Jackson stands in his recovery from the injury, so at this stage, the 2019 NFL MVP looks uncertain to make it back for Baltimore's Week 17 matchup with the Steelers on Jan. 1. Tyler Huntley (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Saturday's contest, but he's expected to make his third consecutive start after he was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday for the second day in a row.

Dec 22, 2022 11:54 AM EST

Not ready to start

Jackson (knee) is not in line to start Saturday's game against the Falcons, Jamison Hensley of reports.

Analysis: Per the report, coach John Harbaugh relayed that Tyler Huntley (shoulder) is slated to start the contest, with Jackson now targeting a potential return to the starting lineup in Week 17 against the Steelers.

Dec 22, 2022 10:24 AM EST

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