2. Lamar Jackson will set career highs in passing, career lows in rushing
As we noted, the Baltimore Ravens are shifting their focus this season. They could not get much different when they went from Greg Roman to Todd Monken as offensive coordinator. To put it one way, Roman was known for Colin Kaepernick and building that rushing attack, while Monken is known for Jameis Winston pushing the ball down the field for 500 yards.
Lamar Jackson has said that he likes this offense and thinks he can put up stats. Roman was a great offense to ease him into the NFL, but as Jackson advanced, the offense did not advance with him. Now, we can really see how much Jackson has grown as a passer.
With Monken, they are not only going to pass more; they are going to push the ball down the field. With Zay Flowers, Odell Beckham, and Rashod Bateman, they do have three players who can haul in the deep ball. So, the completion percentage may not be elite, but Jackson can set career highs in yards, touchdowns, and attempts with ease. Yards per attempt will not be an issue, either, when you consider the depth of these targets.
The Baltimore Ravens want to put it in the hands of Jackson, and Jackson wants to throw more. The result is going to be less rushing overall, but that could lead to more health as well. It could be the best of all worlds.