Mark Ingram: Lamar Jackson “a million times ahead” of last year

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The good news for the Ravens is that the last two quarterbacks to win the MVP went onto win the Super Bowl the following year.

The bad news for Ravens opponents this year is that Lamar Jackson might be better than he was in 2019.

Via Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com, Ravens running back Mark Ingram said Jackson is “a million times ahead of where he was at this point last year.”

Considering Jackson was the unanimous choice as the league’s most valuable player and led the league with 36 touchdown passes and ran for 1,206 yards (the single-season quarterback rushing record), that might be hard to follow.

But Ingram said Jackson’s depth of knowledge of the offense has increased, which could make him even more effective.

“He’s the man,” Ingram said. “He handles the outside noise and adversity great. The outside noise and the outside critics . . . he doesn’t pay attention to it. He stays focused at the task at hand. He stays focused on trying to be the best quarterback he can be, the best player he can be [and] the best leader he can be. He’s going to continue to improve. He’s going to continue to get better. He’s going to continue to be more confident in his abilities within the offense.”

Jackson has taken a low-key approach to the season, though he knows the demands will be even greater moving forward, now that people know what he’s capable of and are creating plans to stop it.

14 responses to “Mark Ingram: Lamar Jackson “a million times ahead” of last year

  1. Its going to be a lot of fun to watch Lamar Jackson this year.
    The league has a year of tape on him, how will it adapt.
    LJ had the off season to study his play, how will he adapt?
    One of the key’s for him is how good will the Oline be with Yanda retiring?

  2. I can’t lie. Jackson’s ceiling keeps rising and it certainly has me concerned as a Browns fan. If Ravens got one more legitimate WR in the offseason, then I would have them equal with KC. Calais Campbell trade was big as well.

    I just got out of discussing about whether Lamar jackson is a running QB. I prefer to say that he is a ascending QB who can run.

  3. The Ravens need to keep Ingram on the roster just as a designated Hype Man.
    Love the guy, but I do think Dobbins will be taking over at some point this season.

  4. Lamar Jackson is a winner. Heisman recipient in college, ALREADY has a league MVP under his belt, and people still want to doubt him just because he is a quarterback that can run fast. I love it

  5. Lamar Jackson is the NFL’s best quarterback. He is only getting better and is on his way to another MVP season.

  6. realisticlionsfan says:
    September 10, 2020 at 9:52 am
    Lamar Jackson is a winner. Heisman recipient in college, ALREADY has a league MVP under his belt, and people still want to doubt him just because he is a quarterback that can run fast. I love it

    ——

    0-2 in postseason. He is young so he has a decent shot at breaking Peyton’s record for nine one-and-dones

  7. realisticlionsfan says:
    Lamar Jackson is a winner.
    ==

    Lamar Jackson is an incredible athlete who’s put up some eye-popping rushing numbers and won some big awards.
    He won’t be a “winner” until he puts his team on his back and leads it to victory in at least one playoff game. I’m not saying he can’t, or won’t, but simply that he hasn’t done it yet. Stats alone are for losers.

  8. Right before the most recent game the Ravens played, Mark said “come see me if you don’t think Lamar is the MVP”. Then Lamar through 2 interceptions, only 1 TD, 52% completion, and 63 passer rating. The hype is there, the performance wasn’t

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