In his brief time in the NFL, Baltimore Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson has found immediate success. Jackson has continued to perform at a historic pace that has earned him a great deal of respect and admiration from around the league. He has helped place a bright future ahead of the Ravens that could see him experience plenty more success in the coming years. At the same time, the incredible start to his NFL career has also earned him a unique honor from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Lamar Jackson’s rise to stardom
In his first full season as the Ravens starting quarterback, Jackson too full control over their offense by lifting them to tremendous heights.
The 23-year-old had entered the campaign with plenty of questions concerning his overall play but quieted any of that chatter. His performance on the field made him just the second unanimous selection for MVP behind his all-around play. He demonstrated to be more than a capable passer as he led the league with 36 touchdown passes to just six interceptions, first with an 81.9 quarterback rating, and held a 113.3 passer rating.
Jackson was also a significant factor as he broke Michael Vick’s quarterback rushing record as he recorded 1,206 rushing yards. He was the first player in league history to notch at least 30 touchdown passes and 1,000 rushing yards in a single season. Beyond that, he helped guide the Ravens towards being the highest-scoring offense while becoming the first team to average north of 200 rushing yards per contest.
All of that helped Jackson earn one incredible honor from the Pro Football Hall of Fame after the 2019 season.
Lamar Jackson’s Hall of Fame honor
Jackson truly made his mark on the NFL in the 2019 campaign that saw him become the unanimous MVP.
He broke numerous records throughout the season that only further cemented him as the clear-cut choice for that prestigious honor. With all that in mind, the Pro Football Hall of Fame has chosen to place one of his game-worn uniforms and helmets to place in Canton, Ohio.
The Ravens’ star quarterback put forth a season that may never be matched as he put one of the best seasons by any player. He not only led the league in passing touchdowns but set the single-season rushing yards for a quarterback that put him finished sixth overall in the league.
His production was unmatched and had helped him, and the Ravens set many NFL records along the way that likely made it a natural choice to place one of his jerseys and helmets in the Hall of Fame.
Bright future ahead of Lamar Jackson, Ravens
Jackson’s performance through his first two seasons in the NFL has put a promising future ahead of the Ravens.
There will be those that point to his lackluster outing in the divisional playoff round loss to the Tennessee Titans, but it’s something he can continue to grow and mold his game. Jackson took some tremendous strides forward as a passer in 2019 and should only further progress in that regard over the offseason and coming years.
It will be interesting to see what kind of adjustments he will make in 2020 as defenses will alter their game plans against him. Opposing teams now have game film on how to prepare against his playing style and will use what the Titans did. The onus will be on Jackson and the Ravens to make the necessary changes to stay on the right path.
Nonetheless, Jackson has a bright future ahead of him that could see him have more of his NFL gear in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.