Ravens’ Lamar Jackson faces criticism from nameless NFL coach: ‘He’s simply so inconsistent throwing the ball’


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Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson received an MVP and received 37 video games because the group’s beginning quarterback since he took the reins in 2018 and is subsequent in line to obtain a profitable contract extension.

Nevertheless, he’s nonetheless receiving criticism from figures within the NFL. One nameless defensive coordinator wasn’t utterly offered on him or his skills as a quarterback and instructed he would by no means be thought of as a Tier 1 sort of quarterback.

Dec 5, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) prepares to throw the ball in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers through the third quarter at Heinz Discipline. Pittsburgh received 20-19.
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“If he has to cross to win the sport, they ain’t successful the sport,” the defensive coordinator informed The Athletic in a narrative revealed Monday. “He’s so distinctive as an athlete and he’s actually an excellent soccer participant, however I don’t (care) if he wins the league MVP 12 occasions, I don’t suppose he’ll ever be a 1 as a quarterback.

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“He’ll be a 1 as a soccer participant, however not as a quarterback. So many video games come right down to two-minute, and that’s the reason they’ve a tough time advancing even when they’re good on protection. Playoffs are tight. You may have to have the ability to throw the ball, and he’s simply so inconsistent throwing the ball. It’s hit and miss.”

Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on from the sidelines in the third quarter of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Bank Stadium on Jan. 2, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Lamar Jackson #eight of the Baltimore Ravens appears to be like on from the sidelines within the third quarter of the sport in opposition to the Los Angeles Rams at M&T Financial institution Stadium on Jan. 2, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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One other NFL defensive coordinator told The Athletic they may see him as a Tier 1 or Tier three stage quarterback, and it could be a mistake to not account for him on the soccer subject.

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However, the coach mentioned, Jackson dropping again and slinging the ball “it isn’t the identical” as him working play-action on offense.

Jackson is entering the fifth season of his rookie deal with no long-term extension.

Dec 5, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) looks to pass the ball against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Heinz Field.

Dec 5, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA;  Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (eight) appears to be like to cross the ball in opposition to the Pittsburgh Steelers through the first quarter at Heinz Discipline.
(Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports activities)

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Jackson was the 2019 NFL MVP after his second full season. Final 12 months, he battled accidents and solely managed to play 12 video games. He threw for two,882 yards, 16 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, including 767 dashing yards and two dashing touchdowns.



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