Lamar Jackson's decision not to participate in the Ravens' voluntary offseason exercises should not come as much of a surprise.
The former MVP is technically unsigned as he has yet to sign the franchise tag Baltimore extended to him.
So it is unlikely he will appear anywhere until he inks a long-term contract.
There is a widespread misunderstanding about unsigned franchise-tagged athletes.
With a straightforward letter of protection guaranteeing their franchise payment in the event of a severe injury, they are able to attend.
Jackson has maintained his stance that he will remain absent until his contract demands (or trade requests) are satisfied.