Baltimore Ravens: Lamar Jackson could have historic season in 2019
I bet you’re pretty shocked just how similar Lamar Jackson’s rookie season numbers would’ve looked over 16 games compared to Michael Vick’s show-stopping 2006 season.
With that being said, Vick’s 2006 season is not the best of his career, nor is it one of the greatest seasons ever for a quarterback. It is, however, a tremendous and historic season from the perspective of a dual-threat quarterback and how he altered the game. For Jackson’s next step, he should aim to copy Vick’s 2006 season.
There truly isn’t too much that Jackson would have to improve in. It’s within reason to believe that he will throw a few more touchdowns now that he’s had a full off-season as the De facto QB1 for the Ravens. Baltimore also did the 22-year old some favors by giving him new, young, talented players to compliment him on the offense and promoted an established offensive mind in Greg Roman, who is experienced in working with dual-threat quarterbacks like Jackson.
As it stands, the Baltimore Ravens have placed Jackson in an excellent position to succeed, if not take the next step as a franchise quarterback. We all know that the potential is there, and he showed a lot more of it as a rookie than we give him credit for.
After breaking everything down and comparing Jackson to the legendary Michael Vick you still don’t buy it, then I’m sorry, but get ready to be proven wrong.
The stars are aligning for Lamar Jackson to dominate in 2019. Whatever you may define as a successful season is up to you, but there’s no doubt that Jackson could make history this season. Jackson will be gunning for some quarterback rushing records and hopefully will take a step forward as a passer. If he does both of these, Jackson will put together a Pro Bowl caliber season that will have his team headed back to the playoffs.