Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson has been within the information this week for remaining away from organized staff actions whereas he is on observe to play the upcoming season on the fifth-year choice hooked up to his rookie contract.
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh raised eyes when he stated Wednesday that Jackson must “communicate for himself” concerning his absence, however tight finish Mark Andrews appeared to pour chilly water over any potential controversy when he later remarked that the 2019 NFL Most Worthwhile Participant is working away from the staff and is “extraordinarily motivated and very hungry” to assist the membership win video games later this 12 months.
Ravens president Sashi Brown, who joined the franchise in February, appeared on Baltimore’s WBAL on Thursday and made it clear these inside the group aren’t involved about Jackson’s dedication to the trigger.
“Voluntary does means voluntary,” Brown defined, in keeping with Josh Alper of Professional Soccer Speak. “Lamar’s been out working this offseason . . . so no, I don’t assume any purpose for alarm. He’s been very vocal when it comes to his assist and need to be in Baltimore. We’re happy that’s he’s on the market working and never going to make a giant deal out of this.”
Whereas there’s at the moment no indication Jackson is near placing pen to paper on an extension with the Ravens, it is also believed he’ll attend Baltimore’s obligatory minicamp scheduled for June 14 by way of June 16. For now, his standing with the Ravens might elicit questions, however it’s not worrying those that know the staff can retain his rights by way of the 2023 marketing campaign through the franchise tag.