1. Lamar Jackson is not responsible for as many sacks
One of the big issues with Lamar Jackson is that while he can avoid a key sack or two, he also can get himself into pressure situations. Last year PFF said he was responsible for 33% of the pressure he faced. The year before it was 18%, and in 2020 it was 25.3%.
This year, that number is down to 6.3%. That is impressive. Some of that can be due to the screens, but the linemen are not allowing pressure often in these scenarios, either. At this point, Jackson just looks more comfortable in the pocket.
The screens are the quick layups that get him into his mode, and then he can start to mid-range and deeper shots down the field. It also helps him get the ball out quickly and keeps the timer in his head going.
Overall, this could lead to the most efficient we have seen Jackson play. It is only two games, but Baltimore Ravens fans have to be excited by what has happened with the early marriage between Monken and Jackson.