The Baltimore Ravens are ready to unveil their redesigned offense to their fans with Lamar Jackson as their starting quarterback this season. Jackson believes this offense could be “the best they’ve ever seen” and he doesn’t view himself differently after becoming the full-time starter this season.
“Hopefully that it’s the best offense they’ve ever seen,” Jackson said. “That’s what I’m going for.”
“I look at myself like one of the guys,” Jackson said. “I want the guys to look at me like I’m one of them. I don’t treat anyone different. I don’t think I’m above anyone. It’s a team game. That’s just how I embrace it.”
Through nine games in the 2018 season, the Ravens boasted a 4-5 record with Joe Flacco as their signal-caller. Then, following their bye week in Week 10, Baltimore announced their decision to promote first-round pick Jackson as the starter in his rookie season.
In Jackson’s first career start, the mobile quarterback ran it 26 times for 119 yards en route to a 24-21 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ravens won six out of their last seven games with their rookie phenom as the starter.
As a result of Jackson starting, the offense took an uncanny approach to heavily rely on the run with little to no passing.
This offseason, offensive coordinator Greg Roman has worked on sculpting an offensive scheme that fits what Jackson brings to the table. Furthermore, Baltimore wants to allow Jackson to show the improvements he made in throwing the ball.
Coupled with Mark Ingram, Jackson is expected to be a part of a never-before-seen offense in 2019. Only time will tell if the Ravens’ plan to become a run-oriented offense can turn them into contenders.