How did Lamar Jackson do in his first action under center for the Baltimore Ravens in a game situation? Here is his report card
This wasn’t a great night for the Ravens first round pick, Lamar Jackson. Jackson struggled to get much done. He did have a nice touchdown pass to his fellow first round pick, Hayden Hurst, but it was clear that Jackson was a work in progress.
Jackson was the number one thing that every Ravens fan wanted to see in this game. The Ravens Flock had to wait until the second half. Robert Griffin III looked solid in his start, and then Josh Woodrum closed out the first half. The second half was Jackson’s to work with. Jackson went 4-10 for 33 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Now it’s time for a grade.
The touchdown helps the grade in a big way here. It was a very positive moment. Jackson to Hurst is a combination that Ravens fans are going to get used to in the next five years. That was the first of many times those two should connect for a score. At the moment though, Jackson has to get back to work. He needs to work on his craft so he can protect that bright future with the Ravens.
There is no quarterback controversy in Baltimore. Joe Flacco is the quarterback and it’s looking like Robert Griffin III has a good chance to make the team. For the first time in a long while, three quarterbacks makes sense for the Ravens. Jackson still has the most potential, but Griffin III looked like the better quarterback in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game.