Lamar Jackson Fully Focused On Decreasing Turnovers

Todd Karpovich

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is admittedly superstitious.

So, when he had attempted 248 passes without an interception, he didn't want to talk about it.

Jackson has since thrown five interceptions in the past two games. The Ravens managed to split those contests, losing to Cleveland and beating Pittsburgh.

Overall, Jackson acknowledged he has to do a better job protecting the football. 

“Just don’t have any turnovers," Jackson said. "One [interception at Pittsburgh], I could have helped. One, I thought it was P.I. The other, I thought it was on the ground. But I need to do a better job of placing the balls where my receivers can get them, and we won’t have any conflicts or results with the other defenses catching interceptions.”

On the season, Jackson has completed 65.4 percent of his passes for 1,271 with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions (99.1 rating). He has also run for 308 yards on 50 carries with a touchdown.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has been impressed with Jackson and wants him to continue to make plays through the air or on the ground.

 "He does not think that way," Harbaugh said. "Lamar does not let outside distractions or outside circumstances get in his head. He's concerned with himself. He's concerned with how he's playing all the time. He's thinking 100 percent about the plays he could have made, should have made, thought he should have made, what the defense was, what the next play call is going to be. 

'That's all he thinks about. At least that's all I see. That's all I hear him talking about. That's his focus, and to me, as a quarterback, that's a really good trait. It's one of the reasons that makes him who he is.”