Ravens offense practicing plays where multiple QBs touch the ball
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made it clear that he would be taking a different approach to this year’s training camp. It appears the changes are not limited to just how the practices are conducted.
Baltimore’s new personnel allows them to experiment with the playbook a little bit. According to NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala, the Ravens gave fans a sneak peek of what is to come in the 2018 NFL season:
Today at the Ravens first open practice, there was a play where Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson both touched the ball. Crowd went NUTS. (The very next snap, Jackson and RGIII both touched the ball. Ravens are clearly going to be able to keep teams guessing.)
It is interesting to see Baltimore has followed up on the notion that they would experiment with multiple quarterbacks on the same play. They suggested as much as soon as they traded into the first round to select quarterback Lamar Jackson with 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
There was plenty of controversy surrounding Jackson’s draft process due to reports that said teams wanted him to switch positions. Although the Ravens were adamant about his future as a quarterback, they mentioned looking for ways to get him involved in the offense immediately.
Jackson is not the only one Baltimore has to experiment with. They also brought in quarterback Robert Griffin III to help spice things up on offense. His versatile skill set will allow him to run similar packages to Jackson when they are not lining up under center.