Lamar Jackson: Grading the rookie’s week 13 performance
Following Lamar Jackson’s third career start, and first road start, it’s time to breakdown his game and assess where he stands moving forward.
Lamar Jackson has now led the Baltimore Ravens to a 3-0 record since their week 10 bye-week. Between Jackson’s explosive ability as a runner and his growth as a passer, the youngster from Louisville University has given the Ravens offense an edge they’ve never seen before. Baltimore’s offense has been completely revamped around Jackson and his legs, and it’s giving the team hope for returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
As for his week 13 performance against the Atlanta Falcons, it looked something like this:
Lamar Jackson showed off plenty of times in his collegiate days that he can be the most explosive athlete on the football field, and he’s taken that skill to the NFL. The way that Jackson splits defenses with his legs is special, and Baltimore seems to be committed to allowing him to use his talents comfortably. With that in mind, changes will need to eventually be made if he wants to make strides as a complete quarterback.
Lamar Jackson’s performance against the Atlanta Falcons wasn’t without its warts, but he continues to win games and that’s what the Ravens need the most right now. Jackson without question gives the team its best chances for winning week-in and week-out, and there wasn’t anything from this game that would justify benching him. Next week, Baltimore will need Jackson to step up his game against the Kansas City Chiefs if he plans to keep up his winning ways.