Why Is No One Talking About How Bulky Lamar Jackson Has Become? Ravens QB Packs On Pounds and Looks Imposing As Ever Amidst Offseason Contract Drama

Published 06/23/2022, 8:25 AM EDT
Nov 11, 2021; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) stiff arms Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Jaelan Phillips (15) during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

After Lamar Jackson returned for mandatory minicamps conducted by the Ravens at the team’s facility, we saw an upgraded version of the star quarterback. One person who was the happiest on seeing Jackson return to practice was Ravens quarterback coach James Urban.

After missing his OTAs, when Jackson arrived for mandatory minicamps and he impressed everyone with his new physique. Jackson is now bigger and stronger and will be playing this season with the extra muscles he has gained. James Urban commented on Jackson and said, “Physically, he looks imposing. He looks very, very good.”

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Jackson has worked on his upper body and arms, which are thicker than before. According to the Baltimore Ravensofficial website, the weight of Lamar Jackson is 212 lbs. But as he has gained extra muscles while working out this offseason, he now weighs 220 lbs.

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The 6 foot 2-inch Jackson said, “I just wanted to do it, see how it looks, see how it feels. And I feel good.” Ravens QB coach James Urban further said, “Look, this is a game built for big, strong, fast men, right? So I think he’s checking three of those boxes right now.” Jackson also stated that he is now feeling stronger and that the extra weight he has added isn’t interfering with his speed.

Lamar Jackson returns to Baltimore Ravens Mandatory camps after missing 9 voluntary practices

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Urban thinks Jackson is now more consistent and that his buffed-up physique will help him do wonders in the game. Ravens coach praised Jackson’s effort during the offseason and thinks he is ready to face his opponents in the upcoming season.

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports | Courtesy: Reuters

Urban is satisfied with Lamar Jackson’s performance in the minicamps and said his throwing skills look good. Lamar Jackson will be entering his fifth season with the Ravens. Recently, he was in the news as he missed 9-voluntary practices with the team.

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Analysts were claiming that Jackson might be thinking of leaving the Ravens as there have been some contract issues between them. But Jackson has always showcased how much he loves to play for the Ravens. Well, Jackson has now returned, and he looks stronger than ever. Will Jackson lead his side to the Super Bowl win this season?

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Aniket Srivastava

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Aniket Srivastava is an NFL Writer at Essentially Sports. Having completed his bachelor's in Architecture, he has worked under a few Architects until his love for writing urged him to be a full-time writer. Aniket has a keen interest in NFL and ardently follows two teams: Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, of course, because of Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes, respectively.

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