Lamar Jackson is a name to reckon with in the world of the NFL. The quarterback who features for the Baltimore Ravens was destined to become a modern-day great as his heroics while playing college football at Louisville had already established him as a rising star.
The superstar from Florida won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and was unanimously selected as an All-American during his sophomore year in 2016 which explains why he became the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game at the highest level.
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Moreover, what Lamar has been able to achieve in just five games this season is simply outstanding. Jackson is the first player in NFL history to throw for 1,500 yards and run for 300 yards in a span of five games. Moreover, what is even more astonishing is that Jackson has 1,860 combined passing and rushing yards this season.
This has to be called a monumental achievement as his 1,860 yards are more than 18 NFL teams combined. It won’t be wrong to call him a ‘one-man army’ as he would rank 15th in the NFL in team total yards, with the Philadelphia Eagles just slightly ahead of him with 1,863.
Undoubtedly, Jackson has been the main reason behind his team’s 4-1 start in the league. Apart from him, only four other quarterbacks have won 8 games in a 9 games span. After Jackson achieved this feat, Twitter went crazy as what he did is unheard of at the highest level.