The Baltimore Ravens are currently in the middle of their offseason workouts, but star quarterback Lamar Jackson has not yet participated. This comes as a surprise after Jackson recently signed a four-year, $134 million contract extension with the team. So what’s going on?
Well, according to reports, Jackson is dealing with some personal issues and has been excused from the workouts by the team. While it’s unclear exactly what those personal issues are, it’s worth noting that Jackson has dealt with tragedy in the past, including the loss of his younger brother in 2018.
Despite Jackson’s absence, the Ravens seem to be understanding and supportive. Head coach John Harbaugh has said that the team is “totally fine” with Jackson taking care of whatever he needs to take care of, and that they expect him to be back soon.
Of course, there is some concern from fans and media about Jackson missing valuable offseason time with his teammates. But ultimately, Jackson’s health and well-being come first, and it’s encouraging to see the Ravens prioritizing that.
The fact that a young, talented quarterback like Jackson is dealing with personal issues is a reminder that athletes are human beings too, with their own struggles and challenges. While we may love watching them perform on the field, it’s important to remember that there is more to them than just their athletic abilities.