But the chatter within the locker room proved the exact opposite, as teammates clearly had Jackson's back in the present and beyond.
"As you guys could tell, I mean, he's devastated right now, and that's what's going to drive him in the offseason. And, he'll come back 10 times better than he was this year."
With Jackson under center, the Ravens went 6-1 down the stretch to clinch the AFC North division title and a coveted postseason berth.
"This is the same guy that helped us get here and now you're booing him, and I just thought that was a little foul," Smith told reporters. "But for the record, I want to say our fans are a lot better than that. There's a few of them in there that are fair-weather, but overall our fans our great."
"It's really bright," Snead told reporters. "I'm confident that we can come out another year and do the same thing. Lamar, get a whole year under his belt and get to grow ... It will be a good year for us this year."