The Baltimore Ravens have continued to excel with Lamar Jackson under center. With their dominant 34-6 win over the LA Chargers, Baltimore improved to 5-1 on the year. After the game, Lamar Jackson had this to say when asked if this lastest win proved that the Ravens were the best team in the AFC.
“We’re good with where we’re at. We don’t need all that extra stuff coming with us. We’re fine. “You know [what] people have been saying about us? Keep the same view.”Lamar Jackson
Given their unconventional style of play, many expected the Ravens to tapper off this season. Their reservations about Jackson’s ability as a pocket passer has sustained their doubt in Baltimore as a contender. However, early on this season, the Ravens have shed some of the narratives about them.
From comeback victories to overcoming conference rivals, Baltimore has stood out this season. The only question now is whether they can keep it up for the remainder of the year.
Lamar Jackson on the Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens drafted Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick in the 2018 NFL draft. Jackson was the last QB taken in the first round, as four other prospects went ahead of him. Baker Mayfield went first overall to the Browns, Sam Darnold went to the Jets with the third pick, and Josh Allen and Josh Rosen went 7th and 10th overall.
Despite leading the Louisville Cardinals to great success in his tenure, many doubted that Lamar Jackson’s game would translate to the NFL. Over time, detractors would fall silent as Jackson has continued to improve by the season. In his three years leading the Ravens, Baltimore has never missed the playoffs. He has already broken multiple rushing records for quarterbacks and led the Ravens to their best regular season in 2019, winning 14 games. Jackson also became the second player ever to be unanimously elected as the NFL MVP that same year.
Even with all his success, some keep hold of their reservations. Given his comments, it seems as though Lamar Jackson and his teammates take no issue with that.