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Anonymous NFL coach throws criticism at Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Anonymous NFL coach throws criticism at Ravens QB Lamar Jackson

Jul 26
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Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback Lamar Jackson can’t seem to catch a break. Even though Jackson has accomplished many things since his debut in 2018, including being named the 2019 NFL Most Valuable Player, becoming the league’s passing touchdown leader, and being a two-time Pro Bowler at just 25 years old, many people will always find a reason to hate the former ACC Athlete of the Year.

According to the latest article published by The Athletic’s Mike Sando on Monday, an unnamed NFL defensive coordinator shared his thoughts on Jackson.

“If he has to pass to win the game, they ain’t winning the game. He’s so unique as an athlete and he’s a really good football player, but I don’t give a s— if he wins the league MVP 12 times, I don’t think he’ll ever be a 1 as a quarterback. He’ll be a 1 as a football player, but not as a quarterback,” the anonymous coach said.

To be fair, Jackson had an awful season in 2021 due to an ankle injury he suffered against the Cleveland Browns in Week 14 and had to be sidelined for the rest of the season. However, numbers speak differently regarding Jackson’s performance on the field.

"He’ll be a 1 as a football player, but not as a quarterback. So many games come down to two-minute, and that is why they have a hard time advancing even when they are good on defense. Playoffs are tight. You have to be able to throw the ball, and he is just so inconsistent throwing the ball. It is hit or miss."

- ANONYMOUS

Lamar is pretty damn good

Jackson has completed 64.1% of his throws in his career, and has tossed 84 touchdowns with only 31 interceptions. He has also rushed for 3,673 yards and run for 21 touchdowns.e.

Since 2019, Jackson has a CPOE of 3.1 percent (which means a completion rate of 68.5 percent vs. an expected rate of 65.4), according to USA Today. Those numbers are better than Tom Brady (2.8 percent), Josh Allen (2.5 percent), Patrick Mahomes (1.3 percent), and Russell Wilson (0.8 percent).

His best season came in 2019, his second year in the league. Jackson was voted first-team All-Pro and won league MVP after throwing for 3,127 yards and 36 touchdowns with a 66.1% completion percentage.

Feb 7, 2022; Los Angeles, CA, USA; A locker room exhibit of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson at the Super Bowl LVI Experience at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Huh?

1,206

In 2019, Jackson rushed for 1,206 yards, for a 6.9 avg. and accounted for seven scores on the ground that season, as he turned into one of the league’s most prolific weapons behind center.

“If he has to pass to win the game, they ain’t winning the game. He’s so unique as an athlete and he’s a really good football player, but I don’t give a s--- if he wins the league MVP 12 times, I don’t think he’ll ever be one as a quarterback."

- Anonymous

  • Lamar Jackson

    Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. is an American football quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League . He played college football at Louisville,

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