NFL writer suggests Amazon sign Lamar Jackson as freelance QB to save TNF

Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) /

One NFL writer has devised a clever and simple solution to save the country from any further damage caused by Thursday Night Football after last night’s debacle, and this solution involves Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

Twitter was quick to make jokes about Thursday night’s embarrassment of a football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. The Ringer’s Kevin Clark was among those to poke fun at the game and even offered up a solution for future games.

Clark insisted that Amazon should hire Jackson as somewhat of a freelance quarterback to enter games when football fans need him most. The idea is that Jackson would be a “recurring character” on Thursday Night Football, provided Amazon would be willing to pay up.

That’s one way to prevent the greater football-viewing community from bearing witness to matchups like the (*checks notes*) Justin Fields/Carson Wentz quarterback duel next week.

Jackson even reacted to the viral tweet himself.

Lamar Jackson would be a perfect fit for Amazon on Thursday Night Football

It’s hard to argue with Clark’s suggestion. Jackson is a former NFL MVP and one of the most exciting, dynamic players to ever step foot on the gridiron.

It’s safe to say that fans would rather see Jackson juking out defenders and heaving bombs downfield than whatever you want to call the things Russell Wilson and Matt Ryan did on the field Thursday night.

In fact, with Jackson still searching for a new contract, there’s never been a better time for Amazon to make an offer. Just imagine how much better a Chicago Bears/Washington Commanders game would be if both teams had Lamar Jackson at quarterback.

It’s also notable that Clark could’ve picked any quarterback to fill in on Thursday nights. But rather than highlighting someone like Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen, Clark chose Jackson — a testament to just how much fun the fifth-year QB is to watch.

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For now, Ravens fans will continue to enjoy watching Jackson play on Sundays for their favorite team. But perhaps it wouldn’t be that bad of an idea to spread the Lamar Jackson love and let him suit up for other teams.

You know, for the betterment of football society and all.