Jackson, using his trademark speed, weaved through the defense, threw a stiff arm and managed to get himself free and into the end zone for the long touchdown. The play got the Ravens going and helped Washington to fall behind.
Here’s a look:
The 51-yard TD run by Lamar via NFL Filmspic.twitter.com/EPT2LZgyZB
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 5, 2020
It’s never easy to rebound after a long run and especially one by Jackson. These kind of plays help rip the heart out of teams, and such was the case on Sunday.
Jackson remains one of the most exciting talents in the league, and plays like this are the reason why.
Lamar Jackson Loves Sam Koch’s Passer Rating
After the Ravens dispatched Washington fairly easily on Sunday, Koch threw another perfect, completed pass which made him 7-7 in his career throwing the football. In turn, that makes him the most accurate passer in NFL history. That’s a fact that Jackson was delighting in by the time Sunday afternoon’s games had concluded.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 4, 2020
“That’s lit. I’m trying to get to where he’s at.”
Indeed, Koch has been great when he’s been called on to throw the ball in his career, something even one of the best young quarterbacks in football would admit to. Any time the Ravens call on Koch, it’s got to be comforting for the team to know he has an arm to deliver such excellent plays and throws.
Perhaps Koch should ice down his arm, or work with the quarterbacks this week. Anything for the most accurate passer in NFL history to prove his point at his greatness.
Lamar Jackson Predicted to Bounce Back
In several cases that assumption is wrong. Interestingly, it’s also wrong in the case of noted Fox Sports host Skip Bayless. Bayless, who is known for his knee-jerk takes in the heat of the moment, is taking a longer approach when looking closer at the future of Lamar Jackson.
Even though Jackson is now 0-3 against Patrick Mahomes in his young career, there was no jovial celebration by Bayless, nor was there an admission of ‘I told you so.’ Rather, Bayless proclaimed that Jackson has much to prove moving forward in his career, but added that he would not bet against him doing so.
Lamar has now fallen to 0-3 vs Mahomes. Lamar has played poorly in his two playoff games, both home losses. Lamar still has much to prove. I would not bet against him.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) September 29, 2020
Bayless is not wrong with this particular take. Jackson does have much to prove moving forward, and until he wins a major showdown game or a playoff game, these worries are going to linger in a big way. Still, time is certainly on the 23 year old’s side and Bayless himself seems to understand that.
In this case, his words should serve as a warning to anyone who has given up on Jackson. Do so at your own peril considering his talent level and what he can still accomplish.
More plays like this show that Jackson is going to continue to dominate and make teams pay in the NFL.
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