Baltimore Ravens’ Lamar Jackson Refutes Rivalry Claims Between Him and Patrick Mahomes Ahead of Chiefs’ Fixture

Published 09/19/2021, 7:15 AM EDT


Lamar Jackson is possibly amongst the most talented quarterbacks in the NFL. To contextualize his influence on the Baltimore Ravens, have a look at this stat. Lamar Jackson has defeated almost everyone he’s faced. In fact, he has 30 regular-season wins since taking over as the Ravens’ starter, which was the most in the NFL entering the year.

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This insane start to his career is better than all other star quarterbacks’ start to the NFL. These quarterbacks include Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers. Despite defeating nearly everybody, there is one team that he hasn’t defeated yet. In fact, he has lost all three matches against them. Yes, it is Patrick Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs.

Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Lamar Jackson responds to “Kryptonite remark” made months ago

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A while ago, frustrated with his consecutive losses to Kansas City Chiefs, Lamar Jackson labeled them as his kryptonite. Recently, speaking to the Ravens team website, Jackson shed light on his remarks from the past. “I said that because they did beat us three times,” Jackson said. “So it’s like, ‘Man, we’ve got to find a way to win.’ And hopefully, this Sunday night coming up it will be different.”

When quipped if there is a rivalry between KC Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Jackson brushed it aside. “It’s not about me and Mahomes – not to me, probably to everyone else,” Jackson said. “It’s the Ravens vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. They did beat us three times or whatever, but that’s in the past. We have a better opportunity this time to come around, and we’ll take the advantage and win at our home stadium. But I’m not dwelling on those losses; come Sunday night, we’re going to play.”

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Sep 12, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (15) rolls out to pass against the Cleveland Browns during the second half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking to NBC Sports, Sammy Watkins, who has played with both Mahomes and Jackson, confirmed that there is a rivalry between the two players. “I think those guys definitely view it that way,” Watkins said. “You can say you’re not, but the world is watching two of the best, youngest MVPs in the league and very talented guys. I’m definitely looking at it that way like, man, Lamar needs to win.”

Who will prevail in this battle of the quarterbacks? Can the Chiefs pick up their second win of the season, or will the Ravens notch their first victory?

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Suresh Menon

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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