Lamar Jackson Claps Back At Chris Simms Over Absence At Voluntary OTAs

Lamar Jackson is not at Baltimore’s organized team activities and he is not happy about being called out about it. Entering a contract year, Jackson has chosen to begin OTAs by continuing his training on his own.

NFL analyst Chris Simms questioned Lamar Jackson’s absence from OTAs.

“I’ve heard Lamar Jackson say he wants to win Super Bowls, he wants to win a bunch of Super Bowls. I think there was a time where he said he wants to be like [Tom] Brady. I remember him saying that earlier in his career. Well, Brady wouldn’t be missing OTAs in Year 4 of his career. That’s what I want to say to some of these young quarterbacks.”

On Friday morning, Jackson responded to Simms’ criticism and made it very clear that he doesn’t believe his absence from the Baltimore Ravens’ voluntary workouts is a big deal.


“Lamar wants to be Lamar Chris,” Jackson tweeted. “This part of OTAs is Voluntary my Guy I will be there, just not on your watch it’s probably other QBs not attending Voluntary OTAs either but since it’s Lamar it’s a huge deal. Find something else to talk about.”

Since joining the Ravens in 2018, Jackson has 9,967 passing yards and 84 touchdown passes. He also has 3,673 yards and 21 scores on the ground.