The Baltimore Ravens went up against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Ravens defeated the Bengals 38-3 and got themselves a spot in the Playoffs. The season ended with the Ravens at 11-5. It is the 3rd time in a row that the Ravens have qualified for the Playoffs.
This year, the pressure on Ravens’ quarterback Lamar Jackson is way more than any other quarterback in the league. There is pressure on every quarterback, but the expectations set on the 2019 MVP weigh more on those than the rest.
In 2019 he was an unstoppable force who accomplished more than any quarterback has at an age of 23. He led his team to the best record in the NFL while playing a major role in their setting, a single-season record for most team rushing yards in the league’s history in his second year as a quarterback.
Jackson completed 1,206 rushing yards in 2019, the most yards for a quarterback in a single season in NFL history. Besides his rushing yards, Jackson reached the end zone 7 times in 2019 and broke the previous record of 5, set by none other than himself.
He passed for 3,127 yards. This was the 10th most passing yards in the history of the Ravens. Jackson became the only quarterback in NFL history with 3,000-plus passing yards, 1,000-plus rushing yards, and 30-plus touchdowns in the same season.
Jackson led the NFL with 36 touchdown passes in 2019. He threw for a touchdown on 9% of his pass attempts in 2019, the highest rate in the NFL and the best in Ravens history.
“He rushed for a 1000 yards twice, he led the NFL in passing touchdowns won an MVP unanimous MVP second all-time as far as win percentage through a quarterback’s first 37 starts since 1950 so Lamar Jackson has already accomplished everything you can accomplish individually in the regular season, what has Lamar Jackson not accomplished,” said the NFL analyst.
NFL analyst explains why Lamar Jackson is under more pressure. According to him, Lamar Jackson has achieved all the things new quarterbacks like Josh Allen are being applauded for now.
“Lamar Jackson’s under more pressure because he has already checked off so many boxes and Josh Allen is still yet to check off,” said the analyst.
“We got to see Lamar Jackson. Hey, what can you do in the Playoffs? We’ve seen what you can do in the regular season, but it’s time now to see what kind of noise you can make in those Playoffs.”
Lamar Jackson has to live up to the expectations he has set. It is easier to create expectations, but living up to them is tough. With his 2019 record, he has to bring out his best.