The former league MVP is working his way back into shape after suffering an ankle injury that abruptly ended his 2021 season.
It was evident that the Ravens are only as good as his performance.
They are invincible if he is playing at an MVP level, as shown early in the season.
But when he struggled, the Ravens were a mess.
His injury is a major reason for Baltimore missing the playoffs.
This year, Jackson is back with a vengeance, feeling that he let his teammates down.
That’s why he is doing everything he can to build up his durability.
His strength and conditioning exercises are working because he can complete passes like this.
— NFL (@NFL) June 5, 2022
It’s not every day you see someone throw for 50 yards while on their knees.
If that isn’t a manifestation of raw strength, nothing else is.
Even if he gets off-balance during plays, Jackson will still have the mechanics to sling the ball to an open receiver downfield.
This short clip is scary because Jackson continues to deviate from being a run-first quarterback.
The Ravens are unstoppable if he continues to break his big runs while throwing accurate passes.
However, the team might have problems with their receiving corps.
Does Jackson Have Enough Targets Downfield?
The Ravens traded Marquise Brown to the Arizona Cardinals, robbing Jackson of his primary receiver.
It’s not that they need an elite receiver given their potent running game.
Still, it pays to have someone who can catch the balls if the ground attack doesn’t work.
Having a reliable passing game makes the Ravens more unpredictable, which in turn helps them score more victories.