Lamar Jackson is one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the league and opponents sometimes come out of time to hit the QB.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens coach, John Harbaugh, noted that the team will issue a complaint for a pair of non-penalized punches on Lamar Jackson to the NFL. during the 23-7 victory in Denver.
Since December 2019 there are no penalties for unnecessary rudeness about Jackson. A streak of 600 dropbacks from Jackson without an unnecessary rough decision.
After being asked if Jackson is treated differently since he’s a running quarterback, Harbaugh replied, “Everyone should be treated the same. I don’t think any quarterback should be judged differently in terms of protection. That is sure”.
The hit that garnered the most attention was one when Jackson completed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Marquise Brown in the second quarter. Defensive tackle Mike Purcell hit Jackson on the lower back. Jackson claimed with his arms to the officers, who did not drop the flags.
“I was hit, so I think there had to be flags,” Jackson said late in the game.
A day later, Jackson answered a fan’s post on Twitter: “Lamar should claim these untimely blows from the officers.” Jackson replied, “Everyone saw it,” and added an angry emoticon.
Since Jackson first started in Week 11 of 2018, the Ravens’ opponents have been singled out for mistreating the passer nine times, who is ranked 23rd in the NFL in that regard.
Harbaugh stressed that Jackson did a good job avoiding contact when he ran the ball on Sunday.
“When you’re in the bag, there’s nothing you can do to protect yourself,” Harbaugh said. “The rules are what protect quarterbacks in the bag.”
Jackson dealt with a back injury last week that forced him to miss two practices. Harbaugh reported that Jackson came out of Sunday’s game in “very good shape.”
“It feels really good right now,” Harbaugh said.
ESPN Data contributed to this report.