It’s tough to tell if some players on the Baltimore Ravens are horse racing fans.
However, they themselves flash amazing speed every week, especially in their running game.
But when those options fail, Lamar Jackson is also dangerous in the ground.
He is the only quarterback to have multiple 1,000-rushing-yard seasons and could have had a third if not for his ankle injury last season.
Despite claims that the league will figure out Jackson, he remains a mystery to defensive linemen.
There was a time last season when he was playing at an MVP level.
The former Louisville standout had no room for error if the Ravens were to win.
Unfortunately, his body gave in, giving the Ravens an early exit.
This year, Baltimore is hoping to compete in the grueling AFC and a healthy Jackson will help them clinch a postseason berth.
Speaking of the former MVP, there’s one prop bet that has ESPN’s Jamison Hensley comparing Jackson to a race horse.
Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby as an 80-to-1 long shot.
One future bet at Caesars Sportsbook with the same 80-to-1 odds: Lamar Jackson to lead the NFL in rushing in 2022.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) May 8, 2022
Hensley tweeted, “Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby as an 80-to-1 long shot. One future bet at Caesars Sportsbook with the same 80-to-1 odds: Lamar Jackson to lead the NFL in rushing in 2022.”
Why That Bet Is A Long Shot
Jackson is still a quarterback and that will be his primary role.
He can have huge gains on the ground from time to time, but he must also establish the passing game.
It would be hard to imagine Jackson having more yards than any of those players, especially Henry who dominates the Tennessee Titans’ snaps.
Jackson leading the league in rushing yards is a miracle that will likely not happen.
Still, it’s still worth wagering some loose change on that bet.