Jackson desires all QBs protected: ‘Not simply myself’

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson mentioned Thursday that he is not in search of any particular remedy from referees.

This comes three days after Jackson retweeted followers who complained that the 2019 NFL MVP was not getting flags for some late hits in Sunday’s 23-7 win in Denver.

“I simply really feel we ought to be defending all quarterbacks within the league, not simply myself,” Jackson mentioned Thursday. “Everybody ought to be included in that, particularly whereas we’re within the pocket — our leg space and stuff like that. Soccer is soccer. Guys get aggressive generally. Stuff occurs. Most likely do not imply it. I would just like the ref to throw the flag, although, in the event that they catch it.”

Jackson has not taken a roughing-the-passer penalty on his previous 600 dropbacks. Ravens opponents have been flagged for roughing the passer seven occasions in Jackson’s 41 begins however none since December 2019.

The Ravens have been relying extra on Jackson’s arm over the previous two weeks, when he has thrown a complete of 68 passes. It marked the primary time in Jackson’s four-year profession that he has handed over 30 occasions in back-to-back video games.

Jackson scoffed on the suggestion of carrying extra pads to guard himself higher within the pocket.

“I really feel like if I placed on additional pads and stuff like that, I will be wanting like a Transformer,” Jackson mentioned. “I do not need to be slowed down.”

Jackson practiced Thursday after sitting out two practices final week with a sore again.

Proper earlier than Jackson spoke to reporters, Ravens coach John Harbaugh mentioned that no participant is at 100% at this level within the season.

Requested what proportion he was feeling, Jackson mentioned with a smile, “Most likely 101.”