Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is undisputedly among the best signal-callers in football. The 2019 MVP has proven his worth over the last two seasons and established himself among the NFL’s elite.
However, that doesn’t mean he’s immune from the occasional disrespect.
Pro Football Focus recently released their list of the top-50 players in the NFL. Two Ravens made the list. Six quarterbacks qualified. But Jackson was left on the outside looking in.
Instead, the Ravens were left to be represented by left tackle Ronnie Stanley who was ranked 46th, and cornerback Marlon Humphrey who was ranked 29th overall.
But as for Lamar Jackson, PFF clearly doesn’t believe he’s a top-50 player in the NFL.
Lamar Jackson was snubbed by PFF in their top-50 player list.
Six quarterbacks were ranked on the list over Jackson, those six being Patrick Mahomes (2nd), Tom Brady (7th), Aaron Rodgers (10th), Russell Wilson (22nd), Josh Allen (40th), and Dak Prescott (50th).
All six of those quarterbacks are excellent in their own right, for sure. You could even make the argument that each of them deserves to be ahead of Jackson. But to omit Jackson from the list entirely seems like an oversight.
Since taking over as Baltimore’s starting quarterback midway through the 2018 season, Jackson has a career record of 30-7. He’s thrown for over 7,000 yards in 37 starts, rushed for an additional 2,900, and thrown 68 touchdowns as compared to just 18 interceptions.
He has a completion percentage of over 65 percent in the last two years. He’d led the NFL in yards per carry in each of the last two seasons and became the first quarterback to rush for over 1,000 yards in multiple seasons in a career.
Jackson accomplished that feat at age 23.
It seems impossible to argue that Lamar Jackson isn’t among the top-50 players in the NFL. But here we are.
It’s silly to get worked up over lists like this. The NFL has an overabundance of talent and great players are bound to be omitted. It’s impossible to make everyone happy.
But it seems like a massive oversight to leave off the man who was the NFL MVP less than two years ago.
Lamar Jackson has played with a chip on his shoulder ever since he was overlooked coming out of Louisville. This should only serve to add more fuel to the fire.