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Lamar Jackson Responds To Injury Criticism

Wantaway Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has taken issue with the perception he sat out games due to contract negotiations. 

Although, that perception isn’t exactly huge. Ravens GM Eric DeCosta was asked about it, and told reporters he doesn’t think Lamar Jackson was abstaining.

The more pertinent perception concerns his durability, which after missing the end of two straight seasons, doesn’t look promising.


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Following Jackson’s announcement that he requested a trade from Baltimore, everyone at the annual league meeting was asked about him.

If Falcons owner Arther Blank’s comments are indicative of the general consensus on Jackson, his trade request may be complicated.

“Looking at it objectively, there is some concern about whether or not he can play his style of game for … how long can that last,” Blank said. 

“I’m not sure. He’s only 26. Hopefully a long time for his benefit or anybody that he’s signed with. But he’s missed five to six games each of the last two years. This is not like baseball and basketball where you’re playing 82 or 182 games, or whatever baseball is now.”

“I don’t remember me sitting out on my guys week 1 vs jets To week 12 vs Broncos,” Lamar Jackson tweeted. “How come all of a sudden I sit out because of money in which I could’ve got hurt at anytime within that time frame 🤔 When we know the Super Bowl been on my mind since April 2018.”


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“Let’s get real. I rather have a 100% PCL than go out there and play horrible forcing myself to put my guys in a bad situation now that’s selfish to me,” he added.

Without an agent, Jackson is using Twitter to handle his affairs. Perhaps that accounts for his defensiveness at a time of change as Twitter is not the most sane of places.

Nor is the NFL but at least there if Jackson can prove his fitness, he won’t have to worry about his perception anymore.

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