Lamar Jackson Says He Wants To Throw For 6,000 Yards Next Season

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Lamar Jackson, the electrifying quarterback of the Baltimore Ravens, has set his sights high for the upcoming NFL season.

During a press conference to discuss his new $260 million contract extension, Jackson boldly declared that he wants to throw for 6,000 yards in the upcoming season, surpassing the current single-season record of 5,477 yards set by Peyton Manning in 2013.

Jackson, who won the NFL MVP award in 2019, emphasized that his focus is not on individual accolades but rather on the team’s success. He expressed his confidence in the team’s offensive firepower, stating that “we’ve got the guys to do it.”

The Ravens have made significant additions to their receiving corps this offseason, including the acquisition of former Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and the drafting of highly-touted wideout Rashod Bateman. Alongside veteran receiver Sammy Watkins and tight end Mark Andrews, the Ravens’ offense boasts a wealth of talent.

Furthermore, the Ravens have hired Todd Monken as their offensive coordinator, who has a proven track record of success with the passing game.

Jackson’s ambition to throw for 6,000 yards is without precedent, no quarterback has ever reach that mark.

Jackson’s proclamation has garnered mixed reactions from fans and analysts alike. While some have praised his confidence and lofty goals, others have questioned whether he is capable of achieving such a feat.

The Ravens added some weapons to the the receiver room this season in Pro-Bowler Odell Beckham, 1st round pick Zay Flowers, and Rashod Bateman returning from injury. Lamar also has skillful tight ends in Mark Andrews and Isaiah Likely.

Regardless, Jackson’s determination to lead the Ravens to success is undeniable. With his talent and the team’s impressive arsenal of offensive weapons, it will be fascinating to see whether he can reach the 6,000-yard mark and cement his place in NFL history.