Lamar Jackson’s contract situation with the Baltimore Ravens was the talk of the league for several months.
After over a year of negotiating, however, Jackson and the Ravens agreed to a long-term extension.
Now that Jackson is connected to the team for the foreseeable future, many around the league have predicted what this season will look like.
In a recent segment of Speak on FS1, Emmanuel Acho said, “I’m guaranteeing that Lamar Jackson throws for 4,000 yards this season.”
— Speak (@SpeakOnFS1) May 30, 2023
The 2023 season will mark Jackson’s sixth in the league.
To put Acho’s assertion into context, during Jackson’s 2019 MVP campaign, he threw for 3,127 yards in 15 games.
Granted, there are two more regular-season games now than there were in 2019, but Jackson hasn’t played for a full season throughout his career.
Not only is Acho indicating that Jackson will shatter his career-high in passing yards, but he also asserts that Jackson will play a full season.
The question that many are asking revolves around the Ravens’ propensity to throw the ball.
In 2022, the Ravens attempted just 27.8 passes per game, the fifth-fewest in the league.
This resulted in fewer passing opportunities and yards for Jackson.
However, the Ravens have recently brought in Todd Monken to be their offensive coordinator, replacing Greg Roman.
Roman allowed Jackson and the offense to implement a run-first approach, which is not likely to be the case with Monken.
Monken comes from the University of Georgia, a pass-friendly offense that allowed Stetson Bennett to thrive.
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