Lamar Jackson: Ceiling and floor for second-year quarterback
Unlike passing yards, passing touchdowns could come much easier for the second-year quarterback. Probably not something you’d expect, but the proof is in the pudding on this one.
Baltimore doesn’t have a ton of premier talents at the wide receiver position outside of their talented rookies, who aren’t even established yet. Mark Andrews should prove to be amazing in year-two, but who knows what we’re getting out of Hayden Hurst.
In the mean time, the majority of this receiving core consists of big, tough guys who could be red-zone machines. Hayden Hurst could lead the team in receiving touchdowns and I wouldn’t be shocked. Even after Hurst are talented red-zone guys like Miles Boykin. There’s also little reason to believe Mark Andrews couldn’t benefit in this role, either.
Overall, things are looking up for Lamar Jackson. All this has me thinking that of all the criteria we’re laying down that this could be his most attainable. Jackson isn’t going to throw 50 touchdowns this year, let’s not be delusional. However, he could easily flirt with 30 if his guys pick up the slack in the red-zone.
On the other side of the argument is if his receivers fail to live up to their expectations. As easily as I could see some big-time touchdown numbers, i can just as easily see some incredibly depressing numbers in that category.
This will come down more to Lamar Jackson’s touch and confidence in the red-zone, but his receiving cast could also just as easily let him down.
Ceiling – 25
Floor – 15