On Friday, John Harbaugh held the Ravens end-of-the-season press conference and went to bat for his young quarterback, Lamar Jackson.
“He was in my office for a good while two days ago.”— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 17, 2020
Coach Harbaugh discussed QB Lamar Jackson's development and what he's accomplished through his first two seasons. pic.twitter.com/hKbizPFJjp
Throughout the response, Harbaugh stated Lamar Jackson and he spent, “a good while,” talking about what he, Jackson, needs to work on. Jackson not only stated everything both Harbaugh and offensive coordinator Greg Roman listed for Jackson’s areas of improvement, but Jackson also nailed the list in the identical order.
“I don’t think [Jackson] would mind me saying this but I asked him, ‘What do you need to do to get better,” Harbaugh said. “We talked about a couple different areas and without getting into them and what they are specifically, he nailed the priority list in the exact same order that Greg and I nailed the priority list when we were talking on Monday.”
Nothing like a head coach and his star quarterback in-sync to prepare for the next season.
Harbaugh went on to say Jackson is highly self-critical, which is already well-known. But the end of this question addressed how young his star quarterback is in comparison to others and expressing the difficulties a young quarterback can have in the NFL in regards to playoff victories.
“He’s 23 years old,” Harbaugh said. “He’s younger than Joe Burrow (LSU quarterback). Okay? So he’s got a pretty good head start right now. He’s along the way. The Manning brothers combined to five losses in their first five playoff games before they won one. [Joe] Montana, [Steve] Young and [Brett} Favre didn’t start a playoff game until their third season. [Drew] Brees and [Troy] Aikman until their fourth season and [Aaron] Rodgers until his fifth season. Interesting.”