That setback triggered the Ravens’ downfall from 8-3 to 8-9 and out of the playoffs for the first time during the Jackson era.
The former Louisville standout wouldn’t want that to happen again, and he’s off to a terrific start in the 2022 NFL season.
While he ranks 17th in passing yards with 749, he leads the league in touchdown passes with ten.
Jackson also has 243 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Baltimore’s only scores from the ground.
His 12 touchdowns are more than the total of all but one team, and he is completing 63.6 percent of his passes.
If those numbers are not enough to highlight his dominance early in the season, ESPN’s Jamison Hensley shared another record Jackson earned.
Lamar Jackson is the first player since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970 to rank top-5 in both passing touchdowns and rushing yards through the first three weeks of a season, per @ESPNStatsInfo.
Jackson currently leads the NFL in touchdown passes (10) and ranks fifth in rushing (243).
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) September 29, 2022
Hensley tweeted, ‘Lamar Jackson is the first player since the NFL/AFL merger in 1970 to rank top-5 in both passing touchdowns and rushing yards through the first three weeks of a season, per @ESPNStatsInfo.”
Jackson Having All The Action
He is making Baltimore’s passing game work despite losing Marquise Brown during the offseason.
Their success on both fronts made the Ravens the highest-scoring offense in the league, averaging 33 points per game.
They are also ranked fourth in total yards, averaging 380.3 per game.
Jackson and the Ravens will try to build a winning streak by defeating the Buffalo Bills in Week 4.