Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson exudes confidence and leadership skills.
The charisma wears off on his teammates.
Now, Jackson is fully ready to carry the offense in the regular-season opener Sept. 8 against Miami. He couldn't hide his excitement when the Ravens returned to the practice field for the first time season since trimming the roster to the final 53 players.
"I just can’t want to get in that environment. I know it’s going to be crazy. I can’t wait to put on a show," Jackson said.
Jackson showed his was capable of running the offense last season when Joe Flacco went down with a hip injury.
Jackson played in 16 games (seven starts) and led all NFL quarterbacks with 695 yards rushing. He also completed 99 of 170 (58.1%) passing attempts for 1,201 yards, which ranked 37th in the league.
He also threw for six touchdowns and three interceptions.
Jackson spent the entire offseason working on his passing skills and has shown much improvement.
Over three preseason games, Jackson has completed 10 of 16 pass attempts for 117 yards with a touchdown. The Ravens have limited him with running the ball and he has just two carries for 14 yards.
The real test arrives against the Dolphins.