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Lamar Jackson Is At The Forefront of The Black QB Revolution

Jackson is breaking both records and ankles, and he's still learning.

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We told you that Lamar Jackson would silence the haters in Year 2, and now one of the biggest Draft misses in NFL history is breaking records again.

On Sunday, the latest victim of Action Jackson’s dual-threat destruction was the Cincinnati Bengals, who fell to the Ravens, 23-17.

The record he set on Sunday embodies everything that is generational, special and unpredictably uncomfortable to conservative NFL heads who still try to question his dominance, despite his proven abilities and winning record.

Now it’s time we stop judging Jackson on a game to game basis and start analyzing his body of work. In just his second NFL season, he’s brought an unprecedented level of productivity and versatility to the quarterback position all while still learning on the job.

The scary part about this Lamar Jackson freight train is that we haven’t seen the best of him. He isn’t polished as a passer yet, but at this point it doesn’t really matter. He has the 12th-highest passer rating in the league, and despite his heavy reliance on his unstoppable rushing abilities, Jackson has proved to be capable in the pocket.

The last quarterback chosen in the first round of that vaunted 2018 NFL Draft that included Baker Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen and Josh Rosen, Jackson is turning out to be the best of the bunch.

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