Ravens QB Lamar Jackson achieved incredible results on red-zone passes

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The Baltimore Ravens put together a truly special regular-season performance throughout the 2019 season. With Lamar Jackson leading the way, they finished with a 14-2 record, earning the top playoff seed in the AFC.

The pressure Jackson applies to defenses with his running ability has been made abundantly clear. However, it’s crucial to give his passing execution proper credit, too. One particular area he thrived in as a passer was from inside the red-zone last season.

According to PFF Fantasy Football, Jackson produced a league-leading 26 passing touchdowns from within the red-zone. On top of that, he didn’t throw a single interception on these throws.

The throwing ability Jackson displayed within the red-zone played a critical role in the Ravens’ elite production as a team from this part of the field. Baltimore scored a touchdown 64.7 percent of the time they crossed the opponent’s 20-yard line, trailing only the Titans, Packers, and Buccaneers.

Perhaps most interesting of all is that 72.2 percent of Jackson’s league-most 36 passing touchdowns came from inside the red-zone. Teams couldn’t stop the Ravens from getting to this part of the field and had even more issues with keeping them out of the end-zone when they reached that area.

It’s fascinating to think about the long-term potential of the Ravens’ passing attack as Lamar Jackson continues to solidify himself as a passer. Still having room to grow despite leading the league in passing touchdowns certainly is a strong foundation to build from going forward.

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