Ravens’ Lamar Jackson is working with a private QB coach at training camp

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After coming off a career-worst season in 2021, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is doing everything he can to get himself back into elite shape.

Jackson has already been working on the physical side of his game, reportedly adding 15 pounds of muscle mass this offseason.

But the 2019 NFL MVP also wants to hone his skills under center and has hired a private quarterbacks coach, Adam Dedeaux, to help him finetune his passing mechanics.

Jackson and Dedeaux started working together earlier this offseason, and Dedeaux was even spotted at training camp mixed in with the Ravens coaches.

Offensive coordinator Greg Roman has since welcomed Dedeaux’s presence on the field and told reporters that Dedeaux is a “joy to have around” and that the two can sit down and “talk quarterback play and technique and fundamentals and various quarterbacks in the league and whatnot.”

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson has been improving his passing technique in training camp

Dedeaux has relationships with other NFL quarterbacks, including Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott, and so far it seems the Ravens like what they see in Jackson’s progress.

Jackson’s pass completion percentage has dipped slightly ever since his 2019 campaign, but he’s been showing more accuracy downfield in training camp drills.

He has thrown a few picks here and there, yet he’s also generated some big plays with Mark Andrews and Rashod Bateman and looks healthy and fully recovered from his ankle injury.

The Ravens have long been criticized for their run-heavy offensive scheme and will need to see a major jump in their passing attack in 2022 if they want to make a deep postseason run.

Andrews and Bateman will likely be Jackson’s go-to targets this year, though rookie Isaiah Likely has also been quietly putting together an impressive camp.

Given the strength of Baltimore’s tight end corps compared to its wideout corps, the Ravens could roll out more multi-tight end sets, similar to their offensive personnel packages from 2019.

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It’s nice to see Lamar Jackson putting in the work to improve his game as his 2022 performance will make or break the team’s comeback season.