It was an ankle injury that prevented him from having another 1,000-yard rushing season.
But earlier in the season, he had to play exceptionally well to lead the squad to an 8-3 record.
Sadly, the Ravens missed the playoffs for the first time in his career.
Injuries with other key players did not help their cause as well.
Now that most of their injured players are being cleared to participate in team practices, the Ravens could become a playoff team again in 2022.
Yet before the Ravens proceed with their season, The Ravens Wire managing editor Kevin Oestreicher wants us to look back at Jackson’s career, so far.
Year 1 ➡️ Year 5 pic.twitter.com/781OCJKX9i
— Kevin Oestreicher (@koestreicher34) July 7, 2022
Oestreicher shared two photos of Jackson, one from his rookie year and the other during his preparations for 2022 season.
Being buff is the biggest difference and that physique may help him break tackles during run plays.
Even though his body has changed, he will continue to dazzle audiences as the Ravens’ starter.
But if they want to continue this partnership, they should not allow Jackson to switch teams.
Jackson Still Has No Contract Extension In Place
Training camp is about to start in weeks and Jackson still hasn’t received his new contract.
Losing him is the transformation they can’t allow to happen if they want to sustain their spot as contenders.
While they do play an unconventional offense, it still works because of Jackson’s attributes.
Therefore, they should have Jackson and general manager Eric DeCosta discuss the terms of his next deal.
They have all the references they need in terms of annual average value among quarterbacks.
Those details should make Jackson and the Ravens agree to a fair price.NEXT: Lamar Jackson Looks Like A New Man This Summer