Lamar Jackson had no clue Ravens were rolling out new offense

Apparently no one told Lamar Jackson the Ravens were going with a completely different offense.

The Ravens’ starting quarterback said he didn’t realize before OTAs that Baltimore’s offensive schemes were changing, even though the team hired Greg Roman to replace fired offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

“Coming in, I didn’t know we would have a totally different offense,” Jackson told reporters. “When I got here, coach was like, ‘Yea, we have a totally new system. You’re going to have go through this and that.’ It’s been getting to me a little bit.”

Roman has decided to start from square one when it comes to the Ravens’ offense, even though the team ranked ninth last season under Mornhinweg.

Combined with Joe Flacco being traded to the Broncos and Jackson entering the season as the starter, big offensive changes were to be expected.

Still, Jackson admitted he struggled during his first few practices and said he “sucked.”

“I’d say, my first day, I sucked. Second day, I did better. Today, it was all right but it could’ve been better,” Jackson said, via ESPN. “I’m always trying to be perfect in practice.”

Despite Jackson’s harsh self-criticism, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he was impressed with Jackson through the firs three days of OTAs, especially since Jackson didn’t know much.

“He’s looked good,” Harbaugh told reporters. “I think all the quarterbacks are doing a real good job. We’ve rebuilt the offense. There’s been a lot of work on all the little things that go into it from cadence, from huddle, from terminology, just installing the offense. It’s a process, so we’re not exactly clicking on all cylinders yet, but I’m really happy with the progress and where we’re going.”

Lucky for Jackson, he still has minicamp in June and training camp at the end of the summer to get the Ravens’ new offense down.