The NFL world doesn’t seem to give enough credit to the Baltimore Ravens.
Though they play an unconventional style of offense, they’ve still made it to three postseasons in the last four years.
Former league MVP Lamar Jackson is a huge part of their success thanks to his versatility at quarterback.
That’s why it isn’t surprising that the team missed last season’s playoffs when he went down with an ankle injury.
Jackson will be back with a vengeance in 2022 to re-establish Baltimore’s place as a perennial contender.
Unfortunately, the rest of the league does not put him in high regard based on a recent poll of NFL players, executives, and coaches conducted by ESPN.
That outcome prompted NBC Sports’ Warren Sharp to argue for Jackson.
had his team #1 seed in AFC in early DEC…
despite being the #1 most injured team in history
ranked #1 in the NFL throwing outside the numbers…
& was top-10 in the NFL in rush yds when healthy
and after injury BAL went 0-5
…but he's not a top-10 QB
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) July 11, 2022
He is correct by saying that the Ravens’ long list of injuries could have taken a toll on their chances.
However, Jackson played at an MVP level to lead the Ravens to an 8-3 record.
He was in the top ten in rushing yards when healthy and ranked first in the league when throwing outside the numbers.
That’s why it isn’t surprising that the Ravens did not win a game again after his injury.
Ravens Not Giving Jackson Respect?
Jackson will take that list as a chip on his shoulder to prove his doubters wrong once again.
But aside from the lack of respect from the league, it seems like his own team does not put him in high regard because he still doesn’t have the contract extension he deserves.
Both sides are still at a stalemate regarding extending Jackson in Baltimore.
If they are really keen on bringing him back, they should make his signing their top priority before training camp starts.
Otherwise, the team will lose the quarterback that brought them back to relevance.