Lamar Jackson reacts vulgarly on Twitter to fan after Raven’s loss; John Harbaugh discusses the situation with QB

One of the most shocking losses of Week 12 came in Jacksonville, where the Ravens lost in the last six minutes of a 28-27 loss to the Jaguars.

After the game, an NFL fan took to Twitter and called for the Ravens to let Lamar Jackson leave at the end of the season, and the quarterback wasn’t happy about it.

After seeing Jackson complete only 50% of his passes against the Jaguars, the fan wrote that the Ravens should “let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well-rounded team.”

The Ravens quarterback was tagged in the tweet and we know he definitely read it because not only did he respond, but he responded with something that could get him in some hot water. Jackson told the fan “STFU,” while also including a vulgar NSFW insult that we can’t show here. (If you want to know the exact words he used, you can click here to find out.)

Jackson’s tweet received more than 13,000 likes in its first hour online.

Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Monday he spoke with Jackson about the situation, adding that he encourages players to stay off social media after games.

“I just talk to these guys. We talk a lot about football, but we also talk a little bit about that stuff, what’s happening in terms of media and stuff,” Harbaugh said via NFL.com. “Really beg guys not to get into the Twitter world right after the game, especially after a loss. It’s never going to be positive, it’s not going to be a fun place.”

Jackson’s reaction was not what Harbaugh normally sees from his franchise QB, and that may be the problem with tweeting after a game: Emotions are high.

“I think that’s kind of reflected in Lamar’s reaction because what he said was so unusual for him. That’s not the way he speaks. That’s not the way he talks. Those aren’t the words he ever used,” Harbaugh said. “I’ve never heard him say things like that. … I’m sure he’s frustrated, just like all of us. That’s just a place you don’t want to live right after a game. I know he understands that.”

Harbaugh has been Jackson’s head coach throughout the 25-year-old’s career, since he was called up in 2018. He said anyone who knows Jackson knows he’s not the type of person portrayed in the tweet.

“Lamar Jackson, you’ve been with him. He has one of the biggest hearts of anyone I know. You’ve all seen him. The way he treats people. The way he treats kids. The way he treats the media .” Harbaugh said. “He’s also one of the biggest competitors I’ve ever met. So he takes that kind of conversation very seriously. So he sometimes gets trapped by someone who kind of harasses him, and you can’t live with that. It “It’s not important. I don’t think he wants to be there, especially the things he wants to say.”

As for the Ravens fan who sent the tweet, he’s clearly frustrated with the Ravens’ inability to do anything offensive in recent weeks. In the past six quarters alone, Baltimore has scored just one offensive touchdown.

While the fan would love to see Jackson leave Baltimore, it almost certainly won’t happen. Even though he’s in the last year of his rookie deal, there’s almost zero percent chance Jackson will eventually get a free agency. After the season is over, the Ravens will try to negotiate a new deal with Jackson, but even if they can’t work it out, Baltimore could still hit him with the franchise tag.

Despite struggling with his accuracy against the Jaguars, Jackson still managed to commit 343 yards of offense, 254 of which were in the air and 89 on the ground. Jackson also moved the ball quickly down the field late in the game to set up Justin Tucker’s 67-yard field goal attempt that fell short of sealing Baltimore’s loss.

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