Lamar Jackson forfeits a $750,000 contract bonus due to his absence from Ravens OTAs.

Jackson, a two-time NFL MVP, inked a lucrative five-year, $260 million deal last year, with $185 million guaranteed.

While $750,000 is indeed a substantial sum, it might not hit as hard for the league’s reigning NFL MVP, who recently guided the Ravens to an AFC Championship Game appearance.

The absence of Jackson doesn’t seem overly concerning. If he’s comfortable with forgoing voluntary workouts and missing out on a significant sum, why should Ravens fans fret?

Since taking the helm as QB1 in 2018, Jackson has been exceptional. Despite not yet reaching a Super Bowl, he’s played a pivotal role, steering a largely prolific and efficient offense.

Moreover, it’s crucial to remember that these workouts are voluntary, as emphasized by coach John Harbaugh.

The Ravens face more pressing challenges, particularly in overcoming the formidable Patrick Mahomes-led Kansas City Chiefs dynasty. Finding solutions won’t likely happen during May and June OTAs. However, September 5 marks a significant date, with the Ravens set to face the defending Super Bowl champions in the season opener.