This coaching camp is greatest I’ve ‘ever seen’ Lamar Jackson throw

This can be a Lamar Jackson story, nevertheless it’s not about his contract.

No, this time round, it is about Jackson’s arm — particularly, it is about potential enhancements Jackson has made coming into coaching camp. His offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, believes it might open the door to an entire new world for Baltimore.

“I believe it is one of the best I’ve ever seen him throw it to date,” Roman mentioned Friday. “What are we, three days in? And he is in all probability throwing it higher than I’ve ever seen him throw it. He is actually labored onerous within the offseason and it is displaying. So we have simply received to construct on that. It is actually thrilling, and we’re all very excited.”

Coaching camp is historically peak optimism season, and there is not any scarcity of it in Baltimore, the place the Ravens imagine they’re geared up to make a run at a title and Jackson — contract extension or not — would be the one to steer them there. They’re feeling even higher concerning the quarterback after the primary few days of camp, with Roman gushing about Jackson’s bodily modifications, a lot that he even observed it in — watch for it — his handshake.

“After I shake his hand, it feels somewhat totally different,” Roman mentioned, through ESPN’s Jamison Hensley when describing the bodily outcomes of Jackson’s offseason coaching.

A lot of this could and can immediate eye rolls, but when there is a substantial reality to this seeming hyperbole, it actually would bode effectively for the Ravens. Jackson has lengthy been a uniquely gifted, game-breaker of a quarterback, however his passing hasn’t been as persistently elite as others at his place. When the push lanes are taken from him, Jackson is compelled to throw, and whereas he does let a number of highlights rip with every week, he isn’t fairly feared by the air like Patrick Mahomes or Aaron Rodgers.

If that is the start of a change for the higher in that division, effectively, be careful. Miami shocked the soccer world by bottling up Jackson and stifling Baltimore’s offense on a Thursday evening in Florida final season, but when new-and-improved Jackson is not only a advertising ploy, that doubtless will not be the case for a lot of opponents sooner or later — which implies the Ravens may find yourself lastly capitalizing on Jackson’s skills in any case.