Things are a bit rocky between Lamar Jackson and the Ravens right now.
He wants a new contract, and the team won’t give him the money he wants and deserves. Some of his teammates have come out and talked about wanting him on the field in a gesture that seems like they’re trying to get back on the right track after it was announced that they were firing offensive coordinator Greg Roman after six seasons with the team.
Greg Roman has decided to step down as the Baltimore Ravens’ offensive coordinator Thursday amid fan outrage and player frustration.
Roman had one year remaining on his deal, which was believed to be a team option.
“After visiting with Coach [John] Harbaugh and after huddling with my family, I have decided that now is the right time to move on from the Ravens so that I can explore new challenges and opportunities,” Roman said in a statement. “… I’ll truly miss Baltimore, but at the same time I am excited to attack my next opportunity with focus and passion.”
The Ravens’ scoring had decreased in each of Roman’s four seasons as Baltimore’s playcaller, from an NFL-best 33.2 points per game in 2019 to 20.6 points per game in 2022 (19th in the league). Roman’s downfall was the inability to put together a passing game to complement a record-setting run game and his questionable playcalling in the red zone.
No one truly knows if Lamar will be the QB of the Ravens next season, and if he is, it seems that he’d likely be playing under the franchise tag and will be making a little over $46 million.
But if he isn’t back with Ravens, he might already have a team he’d prefer to play for. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk says the Dolphins are the team that could land Lamar if he can’t work out a deal with the Ravens. It would be a perfect fit considering who the Dolphins have on their roster, and they have the draft capital to get him.
Only time will tell what will happen.
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