Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson is living his best life on the football field.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the Louisville product, Heisman Trophy winner and No. 32 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft has built a case to be the NFL’s MVP this season.
He also grew up a fan of NFL legend and electrifying quarterback, Michael Vick.
Jackson made NFL history this month by setting the record for most rushing yards in a season by an NFL quarterback. Vick previously broke the record in 2006 as a member of the Atlanta Falcons with a total of 1,039 rushing yards.
If Jackson runs for 63 yards on Sunday, he’ll break Vick’s record.
Lamar Jackson Breaks Michael Vick’s Record
Vick’s record has stood for over a decade. No one has come close to beating it, either. Jackson had 977 rushing yards for the Ravens heading into Week 14 of the NFL season and was able to get it done early in that game.
For those keeping score at home: Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson rushed for 849 yards in 2014 and former Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III ran for 815 yards in 2012.
This is Lamar Jackson’s time!
Just ask three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion, Nate Robinson.
Nate Robinson’s High Praise of Lamar Jackson
Robinson who told me on the Scoop B Radio Podcast that he’s known Griffin since his college days at Louisville. Upon informing Robinson that Jackon was a leader in Pro Bowl Votes going into the Thanksgiving holiday, he spoke glowingly of Jackson.
“He should [be],” Nate Robinson told Scoop B Radio.
“He’s been balling! It’s funny because I told him he was going to do this when he was in college at Lousiville. I said: ‘Bro, you’re about to kill this league when you get the opportunity. You’re gonna show them what’s up.’ That’s Michael Vick 2.0 right there. He has the chance to be better than Vick if he keeps it up. He just has to make it to the Super Bowl. If he does; and they gave Joe Flacco $100 million, they got to give him something crazy like that. They have to throw him the bag; a well-deserved one. MVP leading all quarterbacks, he’s probably leading the running backs.”
That’s high praise from Robinson and as a matter of fact, Jackson is ranked No. 8 overall in NFL rushing yards heading into Week 16 of the season.
For those keeping tabs: In addition to his speedy feet, Lamar Jackson has also thrown 33 touchdown passes this season.
Lamar Jackson is a dual-threat on the field and even Vick himself never thought that the rushing record would be broken.
“I didn’t think a guy would come along and play between the tight hashes and do the things that I’ve done,” said Vick.
“But it’s just a pleasure for me to watch and see another guy just emulating that style — and doing it better.”