Lamar Jackson: Ceiling and floor for second-year quarterback
The strongest aspect of Lamar Jackson’s rookie season was his phenomenal rushing ability. Jackson was dazzling and put on a show on a weekly basis. He’s the reason why the Baltimore Ravens are such a popular team to play as in Madden 20. Beyond that, Jackson will routinely be featured on SportsCenter’s top-ten because of his abilities.
While Jackson is still progressing and developing as a passer, he already seems to have his running ability nailed down. As a rookie, “Action” Jackson rushed for 695-yards, good enough to lead all quarterbacks. You can pull up a bazillion of those highlights on YouTube and be amazed by what he can do with his legs.
That’s why it’s pretty easy to project him with just as good numbers on the ground in 2019. While it’s expected that he’ll improve as a thrower, we know that his tendency to run around will still be a large factor in his game.
Even if he becomes a better passer, he’ll still be running the ball plenty; it’s simply his bread and butter and it’ll be too much to ask of him to abandon what is second-nature to him.
In 2019, Lamar Jackson will still rush for plenty of yards, especially for a quarterback. He’ll have a chance to lead the league no matter what. There’s a real chance that he could break Michael Vick’s single-season quarterback rushing yards record in 2019! 1,000-yards is definitely in his range, but Jackson seems to be a safe bet for around 500-yards on the ground.
Ceiling – 1,000
Floor – 550