Expects less running with new OC
Jackson said Thursday that he expects "less running and more throwing" under new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, ESPN.com's Jamison Hensley reports.
It's not exactly a secret, after the Ravens parted ways with long-time, run-first OC Greg Roman and added WRs Odell Beckham and Zay Flowers. The new coordinator, Monken, spent four seasons with Tampa Bay (2016-18) and Cleveland (2019) in the same role and oversaw offenses that attempted 36.1, 37.8, 39.1 and 33.7 passes per game (Jackson's never averaged more than 31.8). Monken then opened up UGA's offense, culminating last year with QB Stetson Bennett compiling 4,128 passing yards, 27 pass TDs and 10 rushing TDs. The Ravens hope Monken can help guide Jackson from good to great as a passer, but it might mean fewer of the rush attempts that fantasy managers find so valuable. The 26-year-old QB completed 66.1 percent of his throws for 7.8 YPA and a league-high 9.0 percent TD rate back in 2019, so it isn't out of the question to make up for a dip in rushing stats with improvements in both passing volume and efficiency. Jackson is in Baltimore for the long haul after his contract saga ended at the end of April with a five-year, $260 million agreement.
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Participating in OTAs
Bateman (foot) took the field Monday for Baltimore's first OTA, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.
Duvernay (foot) has resumed running as he continues to make progress in his recovery from surgery to address a broken fifth metatarsal, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Officially signs extension
Jackson signed his five-year, $260 million contract extension with the Ravens on Thursday.
Part of crowded WR room
The Ravens have added Odell Beckham and first-round pick Zay Flowers to their WR room since signing Agholor in March, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Baltimore swoops in
The Ravens selected Flowers in the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft, 22nd overall.
Lands five-year extension
Jackson has agreed to a five-year deal to remain with the Ravens.
Agrees to extension with Baltimore
Jackson and the Ravens have agreed to terms on a contract extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
Signs contract tender
Huntley signed his restricted free agent tender with the Ravens on Monday, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports.