"Without getting into what they are specifically, he nailed it, the priority list, in the exact same order that (offensive coordinator Greg Roman) and I nailed the priority list when we were talking on Monday," Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Friday at his season-ending news conference, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.
Jackson took the NFL by storm in his second pro season, emerging as the front-runner to claim league MVP honors. The Louisville product improved his numbers across the board as a sophomore, finishing the regular season with 43 total touchdowns against eight turnovers.
But Jackson was slowed down in the playoffs for a second straight year as he and the Ravens fell to the Tennessee Titans in the divisional round, marking Baltimore's second consecutive one-and-done postseason appearance.
"He's 23 years old. He's younger than Joe Burrow, OK?" said Harbaugh. "So he's got a pretty good head start right now. I mean, he's along the way. The Manning brothers combined to ... they had five losses in their first five playoff games before they won one.
"(Joe) Montana, (Steve) Young, and (Brett) Favre didn't start a playoff game until their third season. (Drew) Brees and (Troy) Aikman, until their fourth season, and (Aaron) Rodgers until his fifth season. Interesting."
Led by Jackson, the Ravens went 14-2 in the regular season, winning their final 12 contests and becoming the first team in NFL history to average 200 yards per game in both rushing and passing.