Black Quarterback Chronicles: Jacoby’s Lit, Lamar’s Sick and Dak Split Philly’s Wig

Andrew Luck who? It’s impressive how quickly Jacoby Brissett stepped into Luck’s huge shoes upon the franchise quarterback’s abrupt retirement. Brissett continues to flourish in his first year as a starter for the Indianapolis Colts, throwing for 326 yards and four TDs in a win over Deshaun Watson’s Houston Texans on Sunday.

Black QB showdowns are becoming a weekly affair in the NFL and Brissett has the Colts positioned in first place in the AFC South at 4-2. ESPN FPI gives them a 34 % chance to win the division. Jacoby got a little seasoning with the Pats as a third-stringer. Then, the Colts traded Phillip Dorsett to the Pats for Brissett in 2017.

Luck retired prior to this season and the rest is history.  As a matter of fact, just call them the luckiest franchise on the set.

LJ vs. DangerRuss

Lamar Jackson still ain’t playing fair with these guys out here. The one-man-recking band is still on his bullshit. In another classic Black quarterback clash, LJ did Russell Wilson and the Seahawks dirty on Sunday with a typically-riveting dual-threat performance.

Very rarely does Wilson get out-electrified, but Jackson threw for 143 yards and ran for another 116 and the Ravens spanked Seattle 30-16. Another signature win for the best QB in the vaunted 2018 NFL Draft.

It’s about time to stop asking Jackson about the moronic comments that were made prior to the draft and in his first season. He’s proved he belongs and they can just pipe down and enjoy the ride.

Dak vs. Doug Pederson

There was a third Black QB clash of sorts in Dallas, as Dak Prescott (along with his high-paid sidekick Zeke Elliott) made Philly’s head coach Doug Pederson pay for publicly guaranteeing that “We’re going to win the football game.”

Not only did the Eagles get smashed 37-10, but Dak played a tremendous game and Zeke poured salt on the wound when asked about Pederson’s comments:

“Honestly, we don’t give a f*ck what Doug Pederson says.”

Nuff said.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.