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Sileo's Blog - Lamar Jackson a Fad

Jackson runs a gimmick offense that the NFL will catch up with

Dan Sileo
January 02, 2019 - 4:07 pm

This weekend, there is a great NFL playoff game in Baltimore, as the Chargers will play the Ravens in the Wild Card round of the NFL playoffs. One of the big stories in the game will of course be previewing the QBs that will be playing in this one.

We all know the story of our very own Philip Rivers.  Rivers has put together one of the greatest NFL resumes for a passer in the sport.

The other story will be the former Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson, and how he has changed the look and production of the Ravens offense.  Jackson is 6-1 since he has taken over for former NFL Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco, and really has given the Ravens’ offense a great injection of power running and a great toughness to the unit. However, I’m one of the very few people who believe that Lamar Jackson runs a gimmick offense that the NFL will catch up with.

We always fail to look at the history of the sport, and QBs like Jackson have turned out to be a fad!  Just go back to how RG3 of the Washington Redskins performed.  The guy was an NFL Rookie of the Year and 3 years later he was out of the sport looking for job! 

Or for those who like to use the racial part of a story with the QB position, former Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow went on a similar run, where his Bronco team actually made it to the playoffs and beat Big Ben and his Steelers in the 1st round of the NFL playoffs.  Three years later, he was out of the sport!  

My point is, there is only one way to win NFL games and especially NFL playoff games, and it’s from the pocket!  

To me, the one QB that uses his feet and mind the best is Seattle’s Russell Wilson.  That’s the type of QB I want running my offense, NOT a gimmick QB like Lamar Jackson. 

So here is my prediction: I would not be shocked if Lamar Jackson does a great job this NFL would not shock me if Lamar Jackson is also out of the sport in 3 years, just like every other running QB that has ever tried playing in the NFL with his feet instead of his arm.