A Comprehensive Guide to debating Lamar Jackson doubters
Debunking the “He can’t throw” argument
When someone tells you that Jackson can’t throw, it is an easy win for you. Jackson has completed 99 NFL regular season passes. This is something a running back can’t do, so while we’re at it kill that comeback as well. Jackson has made all the types of NFL throws. He’s completed passes short, deep and in between.
We’ve seen good quarterbacks have very humble beginnings in the NFL. Jackson is off to a stronger start than many people expected. He’s made plays with his arm that tend to be discounted because his rushing statistics come more easily.
The argument that his doubters use should be amended. Instead of saying that he can’t throw, they should say he is an inconsistent passer. Jackson’s biggest problem is consistency with his throws, so at least this one would be a fair point for your verbal sparring partner. Do yourself a favor in this debate. While you must concede that he is an inconsistent passer, you have to point out that most young quarterbacks are. The idea that Jackson has to be a finished product this early is insane. The Ravens have already won six games with him and plenty more wins could be on the way. If they think that the Ravens can’t win with Jackson, they’ve ignored his 6-2 total record as a starter.