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.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 14, 2019
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.
Today’s beautiful Purple Monday 😈is brought to you by the record-setting Lamar Jackson, who rushed for more yards (36) on his first run than the entire Bengals ran all day (33).
He’s on pace to throw for 4,018 yards and rush for 1,226.pic.twitter.com/YkuRuBBFpa
— Sarah Ellison (@sgellison) October 14, 2019