At the beginning of the Baltimore Ravens 2019 season, many fans weren’t sure how the team would do under first-year starter Lamar Jackson. Little did everyone know that Jackson was going to have a spectacular season to win the NFL MVP Award.
It isn’t crazy to think that Lamar Jackson will have an even better 2020 season after what he did in 2019. He probably would’ve had more than 4,000 yards passing and 40 touchdowns, but he sat out the fourth quarter four times and didn’t play in week 17. What’s amazing to me is that Jackson is only in his second full season as a starter and only going to get better.
If Lamar Jackson stays healthy for all 16 games, then Jackson has the ability to throw for 4,500 yards with 43 touchdown passes while running for six. Jackson has been taking the necessary steps to be a better passer due to critics criticizing him throughout his career. His motivation to prove his critics wrong is outstanding and that’s why I see him taking a bigger leap towards greatness in 2020.
Only injuries could possibly slow him down. He can’t run wild his whole career, but he definitely will be smart about when to run and when not to as he gets older. However, teams will still have to account for his legs and that will always make him dangerous.
Another full set of offseason workouts and Lamar Jackson will be even better in his second full season with the Baltimore Ravens. He’ll have more of a rapport with Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, Miles Boyken, Mark Andrews, and any other offensive weapons that General Manager, Eric DeCosta, drafts.
The way that DeCosta has taken control of the Ravens roster since taking over as general manager has been amazing. He’s built and is continuing to build the offense around Jackson. With so many offensive weapons, Jackson is going to continue to light up teams and make them not even know where he will be going on any given play. Building around Jackson is great because he knows that this is his team and he can work around the strengths of all the players around him on the offensive side.
If you think Jackson’s passing game improved in year one, just wait until you see year two. You can tell how motivated and ticked off he was after his second straight playoff loss in January. He’s a man on a mission to get even better and nobody is going to stop him.
The only concern that Jackson should have on offense, is with the offensive line situation after the retirement of Marshal Yanda. Patrick Mekari held his own after Matt Skura tore his ACL. Skura probably won’t be fully 100% by the start of the 2020 season.
It would be a good thing for Jackson if he didn’t run as much in 2020 and threw from the pocket. That will help keep him healthy throughout the season. The health of Jackson is an important factor in the success of how the Baltimore Ravens fare in the 2020 season.
Exciting times are happening in Baltimore and Jackson is just going to keep bringing the excitement to M&T Bank Stadium and to the rest of the NFL. Jackson is quite possibly one of the most likable players in the NFL and that’s a good thing for the league.
That’s going to increase ratings whenever the Ravens are on television, which means more times Baltimore is on prime time. A lot of people watch prime time games and you want electrifying players on those games. Let’s just hope that Jackson can bring a Super Bowl title to the city of Baltimore as he guaranteed on draft night.
Am I the only one that thinks that Jackson is going to put up even better numbers in 2020 then he did in 2019? What kind of stats do you think he will put up in 2020 and will he be in the MVP conversation again? Leave a comment below and we can discuss what you think Lamer Jackson will do in 2020.