NFL defenses haven’t really had an answer for Lamar Jackson over the past two years, but ESPN insider Jeremy Fowler believes that could change in the near future.
During this Friday’s episode of Get Up on ESPN, Fowler said that people around the league think they may have figured out how to stop Jackson.
“There are a lot of people around the league that I speak to that are talking a little slick. They say this might be the year that everybody figures out Lamar Jackson,” Fowler said. “There’s sort of that feeling right now. He can definitely prove that wrong, but I think there’s a little bit of pressure on him right now.
Fowler’s colleague, Ryan Clark, clearly disagrees with that take.
“Figure out what? Figure out why he runs a 4.3 and you can’t,” Clark replied. “There’s nothing to figure out. We see what he’s doing, we just can’t catch him.”
.@JFowlerESPN says Lamar Jackson is a sleeper for QB under the most pressure this season 😳
“There are a lot of people around the league that I speak to … they say this might be the year that everybody figures out Lamar Jackson.” pic.twitter.com/lXP0EUPkUJ
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) August 20, 2021
It’s tough to envision NFL defenses neutralizing Jackson on a weekly basis. Like Clark said, the former MVP is super athletic and poses so many problems as a passer and runner.
Last season, Jackson had 2,757 passing yards, 1,005 rushing yards and 33 total touchdowns. Funny enough, that was considered a “down year” for him.
Jackson certainly needs to improve his skills as a thrower, but even if he doesn’t, he’s still one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
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