Expect the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson to throw the ball in 2023 much more frequently compared to the season prior. Speaking with the media over the weekend, Jackson said that he wants to throw for 6,000 yards this year and believes the Ravens have weapons on offense to achieve this.
The Ravens’ passing game has been one of the worst in the league in the past seasons. This was a result of several factors, including the Ravens’ reliance on the running game due to Jackson’s unique skills and lack of proven options at the wide receiver position.
Things should be different in 2023, as Jackson will have a more passing-friendly offensive coordinator in Todd Monken and a stacked wideout room at his disposal. The Ravens revamped their receiving core this offseason, adding Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. and veteran Nelson Agholor in free agency before drafting Boston’s Zay Flowers in the first round of this year’s draft.
“I want to throw for like 6,000 yards with the weapons we have,” Jackson told reporters. “I’m not an individual award-type guy or a stat watcher. I just want to do that because no one has ever done it, and I feel like we have the weapons to do it.”
Of course, Lamar Jackson would have a monstrous task ahead of him if he actually wanted to achieve this. Even with one extra game added to the schedule, he would have to average 353 passing yards per game to reach the mark. Jackson never threw for more than 3,127 yards in a single season, and his highest average was 240.2 passing yards per game in 2021.