Lamar Jackson ranked as one of the ‘scariest’ QBs by NFL.com analyst



The Baltimore Ravens have found a gem in quarterback Lamar Jackson. The team advanced in the 2018 NFL Draft to select the former Louisville star, and the rest is history. The quarterback had many accomplishments in the NFL over four seasons, including winning the second unanimous MVP award, fastest yards by a quarterback in a single season, and multiple team records. The Ravens were lucky Jackson fell in the draft, and it shows every time he takes a shot.

Last season, Jackson suffered a bone bruise that forced him to miss the final six games of the regular season. The quarterback’s importance to the team proved strongly as Baltimore would not win any of these contests. Although Jackson missed a quarter of the season in 2021 and did not participate in voluntary organized team activities, an analyst considers the quarterback to be one of the scariest at his position entering the the 2022 NFL season in a good way.

NFL.com’s Bucky Brooks detailed his five scariest quarterbacks entering the 2022 NFL season, and he placed Jackson at No. 4 on the list. In explaining why, Brooks credited Jackson’s dual threat ability which will continue to give opposing defensive coordinators tantrums.

“The former NFL MVP’s so-called slump in 2021 has led some observers to have amnesia when they recall Jackson’s impact as a perimeter playmaker. After amassing two seasons of 1,000 yards as a rusher, defensive coordinators are well aware of his ability to take control of the game on the field.The No. 8 is an explosive rusher with superb ball-handling skills as a quarterback in option running a variety of power-reading and counter-reading plays.He has shown the ability to go the distance as a runner from anywhere on the court and that forces opponents to give him extra attention in the While the fifth-year pro displays enough passing skills in midfield to punish opponents for overplaying the run, defensive coordinators must choose when to increase the pressure against a quarterback who has the athleticism and arm skills to counter aggressive tactics.

Jackson has often been criticized for his passing ability, but he showed improvement and looked decent last season before the injury. He is able to both run and throw at a high level, which makes him one of the most unique talents in the NFL. After missing much of last season, Jackson will be ready to show he hasn’t missed a beat and continue to play great football in what is currently a contract year.