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Lamar looking to 'be more agile' after offseason weight loss

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback and two-time NFL MVP Lamar Jackson said he expects to be even more elusive after dropping weight this offseason.

"I don't really know how many pounds I lost," Jackson said Wednesday after Baltimore's second OTA practice, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. "I'm like (200-something pounds) right now. But I (will) just say it was important enough to be able to move around a little bit extra, that's all."

Jackson added that he's hoping to "be more agile."

The 27-year-old recently revealed that he dropped weight this year, saying he's 205 pounds - down from 230 in 2022 and 215 in 2023.

One of the greatest dual-threat quarterbacks in NFL history, Jackson said he doesn't think the weight loss will make taking hits harder for him.

"We sacrifice our body each and every game (and) practices," he said. "I believe it really doesn't matter about the weight."

"I feel great right now," Jackson added.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said he likes what he's seen from his QB.

"He knows what he's doing," Harbaugh said, according to Hensley. "He knows where he wants to be with that. My concern is that he is in shape, best shape of his life, and he's working toward."

Jackson posted a career-high 67.2% completion rate in 2023 with 24 touchdown passes to only seven interceptions. The 2018 first-round pick also rushed for 821 yards and five TDs en route to helping the Ravens win the AFC North with a 13-4 record and earning the MVP award for a second time.

The Louisville product previously claimed football's top individual award in 2019 after leading the NFL with 36 TD passes and setting a quarterback single-season record with 1,206 rushing yards.

The Jackson-led Ravens haven't been able to get over the hump in the playoffs despite his regular-season success, though. The 6-foot-2 passer is 2-4 as a starter in the postseason.

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