Lamar Jackson responded online to criticism for not showing up for voluntary workouts with the Baltimore Ravens.
The field marshal of the Baltimore Ravens from NFL, Lamar Jacksonasked this Friday to stop the criticism for not showing up for voluntary training with his team during this week.
“This part of the camps is voluntary, at the time I will be there, but not under your supervision. Find something else to talk about,” was the message that the passer published on his social networks.
Voluntary training in Baltimore They began on May 24 and will end on June 10. As of June 14, the mandatory camp will start, which the rest of the team’s footballers must attend, including Lamar.
Lamar Jackson is the franchise quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens. He was selected in the first round of the 2018 Draft and as of 2019 he became Baltimore’s starting quarterback.
The player born in Pompano Beach, Florida, entered this 2022 in the last year of his rookie contract and in the absence of an extension has decided to start training in the summer camp on his own.
The criticism that this decision has brought him caused Lamar Jackson proudly responded to his personality while pointing out that he is not the only quarterback who has made the decision not to show up for volunteer camps.
“Lamar wants to be Lamar. Other quarterbacks probably won’t come to voluntary practices either, but since it’s Lamar then that’s a big deal. Find something else to talk about,” he wrote to defend himself against his detractors.
Last February the general manager of the Ravens, Eric DeCostaexplained how he has carried out the negotiations to shape a new contract with Jackson, a footballer who does not have a representative.
“This is a rare negotiation. I’ve been negotiating with the player. I think at this point we’re working at Lamar’s pace and he’s comfortable with how things are going,” Decosta said of the contract extension.
In four years with Baltimore Ravens the quarterback has thrown for 9,967 yards with 84 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. Last season he only played 12 games due to illness and an ankle injury.
Criticism of Jackson’s lack of commitment is based on the fact that his performance has declined. In 2021 the coach’s team John Harbaugh He finished with a record of eight wins and nine losses.