Jackson is currently embroiled in contract disputes as he has yet to finalize an extension, not to mention he has been rehabbing from an ankle injury that caused him to miss significant time in 2021.
Jackson’s teammates and coaches have stood by the quarterback, saying Jackson will return to the field when he’s ready, and for the most part, him skipping OTAs doesn’t seem like too big of a deal.
The 2019 MVP will play under center for Baltimore in 2022, that much is for certain. His absence doesn’t affect his starting role, but it could affect the performances of players who want to develop chemistry with Jackson as soon as possible.
Here are three Ravens players who are most impacted by Lamar Jackson’s absence in OTAs.