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Lamar Jackson Didn't Realize the Ravens Were Getting a New Offense This Year

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - JANUARY 06: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens in action against the Los Angeles Chargers during the AFC Wild Card Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 06, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens haven't been a high-scoring offense for some time, and that's something they need to fix. They made it clear that Lamar Jackson is their future at quarterback, as they traded away Joe Flacco, but if they want to switch things up schematically, they should probably speak to Jackson about it first, right?

However, according to Jackson, he didn't realize that the Ravens were altering their scheme entering offseason workouts.

The third day of OTAs took place today, and following the workout, Jackson spoke to the media and said that he only realized a new offense was installed when he arrived back in Baltimore.

“Coming in, I didn’t know we would have a totally new offense,” Jackson admitted.

That's not super-encouraging, especially since we are talking about a young quarterback entering just his second season. It's all an effort to play more directly to Jackson's strengths, so in the big picture, this is a positive change. But maybe shoot the QB a courtesy text next time.