As we celebrate Lamar Jackson‘s 24th birthday, we take a look back at his stellar 2020 season and highlight his best moments.
5. An opening day to remember vs. the Cleveland Browns
Lamar Jackson had a terrific 2019 season opener against the Miami Dolphins, where he threw for 324-yards and five touchdowns en route to a perfect 158.3 passer rating. The bar was set very high for any season openers moving forward because of the historic feat. All things considered, Jackson had a pretty spectacular kickoff to the 2020 season.
Jackson nearly had another perfect passer rating game against the AFC North foe Browns, completing 80% of his passes for a season-high 275-yards and three touchdowns. Jackson was prolific as a passer at every level of the field, including this beautiful 47-yard touch pass to Marquise Brown. For brownie points, Jackson tallied on another 45-yards on the ground to put emphasis on a miraculous day.
For the many who doubted that Jackson could repeat his 2019 success, he came out guns blazing to set the tone. Jackson was not to be toyed with and clearly wanted to send a strong message to the rest of the league.
4. Dismantling the Jacksonville Jaguars
After an ugly interception to start the game, Lamar Jackson got dialed in and proceeded to tear apart the Jaguars in a week 15 blowout. Jackson hung 40 points on Jacksonville and scored four touchdowns during the game, with three through the air and one on the ground. Jackson also completed north of 77% of his passes and finished with a quarterback rating of 133.1.
Of all the plays we could’ve picked from, we decided that this 44-yard dime to Marquise Brown was the highlight of the game. Jackson did help Dez Bryant score his first touchdown in over three years during the game as well. Simply put, Jackson was surgical.
Good teams beat bad teams at the end of the day, and the Ravens proved they were a good team with this beat down of the Jaguars. They couldn’t have done it without Lamar Jackson’s efforts