Lamar Jackson is the latest of the Black QBs who have been criticized for how they play on Sundays, even though he’s the biggest reason for all the Ravens’ success.
People say he doesn’t deserve to get paid the money he wants (and deserves) because he doesn’t fit what they deem a QB should play like.
He has a lot of people in his corner, and one of them is Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
The Ravens and Patriots will be seeing each other on Sunday, and while talking about Jackson, Belichick says
“Without a doubt,” Patriots coach Bill Belichick said when asked if Jackson has answered questions about his abilities in the pocket. “It’s the type of the player, the MVP type of candidate. I think he’s more than answered them. But, we’ll see what his contract is, that will answer them.”
Belichick’s response was a savvy nod to the prolonged contract situation between Jackson and the Ravens, with both sides pausing negotiations on an extension just before the start of the 2022 season. Jackson has responded with emphasis, stuffing the stat sheet in his first two games to the tune of 667 combined passing and rushing yards. He’s accounted for seven touchdowns through two contests and doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon.
New England hopes it will have success against an explosive offense that might just be getting started — as long as Jackson’s elbow is nothing more than a minor irritant.
I don’t know about you, but I think I will go with Bill Belichick’s assessment over random people on social media who probably are fans of Brett Favre.
Hopefully, Lamar does eventually get the money he deserves from the Ravens or some other team.
PAY LAMAR and it has to be more the Deshaun Watson.
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