It’s fascinating to think that he nearly fell into the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft, if not for the Ravens drafting him at 32nd overall.
The team’s patience paid off as they now reap the rewards of Jackson’s electrifying style of play.
They made the playoffs in the first three years of his career.
Unfortunately, their postseason streak ended last season when Jackson missed four games due to an ankle injury.
But despite those achievements, the 2019 league MVP still gets heavy criticism regarding his game.
They claim that his run-first style won’t produce playoff victories, much less a Super Bowl win.
However, former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III wants football fans to appreciate Jackson for his uniqueness.
Stop saying @Lj_era8 has to change his style of play. He plays Lamar ball and is the only player in the NFL who can do what he does and that’s what makes him special. Lamar does a phenomenal job of avoiding big hits when he runs and when protected he is lethal from the pocket.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 14, 2022
He tweeted, “Stop saying @Lj_era8 has to change his style of play. He plays Lamar ball and is the only player in the NFL who can do what he does and that’s what makes him special. Lamar does a phenomenal job of avoiding big hits when he runs and when protected he is lethal from the pocket.”
If he’s already comfortable playing this way, then why change it?
After all, the league hasn’t figured him out yet because he is a better passer than what critics perceive him to be.
Could Jackson Be A Victim Of Greg Roman?
Marquise Brown asked to be traded because he felt like the Ravens’ system did not fit his talent.
Likewise, former wide receiver Willie Snead called out offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s lack of creativity when creating plays.
In that case, is Jackson being limited by Snead’s observation about Roman?
He might have a case and the former Louisville standout could be more explosive under a different coordinator.