Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson may or may not win another MVP in his career. However, he is by far the most valuable on the Ravens and he proved so last night. Jackson hasn’t necessarily proved he’s the best player or best quarterback. However, he is the heart and soul of the Ravens. They have molded their entered playstyle around Jackson’s abilities. Many opposing teams have to prepare primarily for his playmaking ability.
Baltimore Ravens Depend on Lamar
The Raven’s identity revolves around Lamar Jackson. Therefore, many teams attempt to contain him which usually tends to be the formula to beat the Jackson and the Ravens. The reality is many opposing teams often fail in doing so resulting in Jackson’s overall record in the NFL, 35-13, per stat muse.
The uniqueness of Jackson allows the Ravens offensively to absolutely annihilate the Chief’s defense.The Kansas City Chiefs allowed Jackson to rush for over 100 yards and pass for over 200 yards. This is his fifth time in his career doing so which is the most in NFL history,per ESPN.
Lamar Jackson collects his 5th career game with 200 Pass yds and 100 Rush yds. No other player in NFL history has more than 3 such games.
Jackson is the only QB in the Super Bowl Era with 100 Rush yds and 2 Rush TD in multiple games. pic.twitter.com/o60rl0T4gz
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 20, 2021
Destroying The Narratives
While he can still improve as a passer, particularly in pure throwing situations. Jackson is still capable of throwing with the best of the best. That would be nitpicking at this point due to his pure ability to run the ball and play make in the open field. Jackson has proven time and time again he may not be the conventional pocket passer but the elements he brings are so unique to the game it can cause havoc for opposing defenses. Although he lacks in conventional quarterback skills this doesn’t warrant for many to believe he’s inept in that aspect of the game either.
He’s arguably the most lethal runner of the football in the open field in the NFL. Undeniably, Jackson is the best runner of the football at the quarterback position. This ability allowed the Ravens head coach John Harbaugh to have the utmost confidence in going for it on fourth down with the game on the line. Not to mention, Jackson has shown up in big games his whole career; as an NFL starter, he has won 31 games and lost only 8.
John Harbaugh asked Lamar Jackson if he wanted to go for it, Lamar said yes and got the first down to win the game pic.twitter.com/1MNdMgCiKM
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 20, 2021