Lamar Jackson has most wins of any quarterback before 25th birthday

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Many will argue that wins aren’t a quarterback stat. The NFL apparently believes they are, given that achievements based on quarterback wins routinely are included in the league’s weekly summary of significant statistical developments.

This week, the league pointed out this significant statistical development: Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has now won 35 games. That’s more than any quarterback before the age of 25, breaking the record set in the 1980s by Dan Marino.

Jackson doesn’t turn 25 until January 7; thus, he can push the mark as high as 45, given that the Ravens play 10 more games before he officially completes a quarter century on earth.

Hopefully, Jackson will be paid before then. With a bye looming after Week Seven’s game against the Bengals, the Ravens and Jackson must prioritize getting him the financial security he deserves.

It should be simple. Jackson should ask for the Josh Allen deal, and the Ravens should just give it to him. And if the Ravens refuse, Jackson should refuse to play in Week Nine.

52 responses to “Lamar Jackson has most wins of any quarterback before 25th birthday

  1. So, he signed a contract, that he was fully in agreement with at the time he signed it. Can’t ONE NFL player ever fully live up to the terms of the agreement he made? Just once please? No games driven by media?

  2. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:11 am
    Lamar is the best QB of his draft class
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    Lamar is the best athlete of his draft class

    Fixed it.

  3. Lamar’s the best QB in his draft class yet Josh Allen has 3 more passing TDs and 2 less INTs. And has a better rating at 102.5 compared to 99.3 for Jackson. And he hasn’t played tonight yet.

    But whatever😂

  4. Last week he was 37 for 43, an astounding 86.1% completion percentage and threw for 442 yards. That’s the highest completion percentage ever for an over 400-yard passing game. He averaged 10.3 yards per pass.

    If that doesn’t put an end to the ‘he’s not a real quarterback, he’s a running back playing the quarterback position’ opinions, I don’t know what he can do at this point to change those minds.

  5. Excellent, Lamar is a winner. Very happy for him.
    Haters always shifting goalposts whenever Lamar breaks another barrier and accomplishment. All the best to him. Genuinely good guy.

  6. Enjoy the record while you can before Mac Jones has it.

    – if only he could play the Jets every week *sad trombone*

  7. Poor kid is living rent free in a lot of NFL fans heads apparently……

  8. wintercoates87 says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:39 am
    Nice stat, however not nearly as good as having a Superbowl win.

    24 11 Rate This
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    After Lamar wins his first Super Bowl, I’m guessing you’ll be back here complaining that he didn’t have enough passing or rushing yardage in the game or coming up with some other reason to try to diminish what he’s accomplished at age 24.

  9. Impressive stat. Ravens have been very consistent in all facets of the game since Lamar took over. They struggle in the playoffs though. Maybe Lamar will break through this year. Seems to bring out the worst in him for some reason. I know this sounds silly but I remain wary of committing to him long term. Like all QBs, one bad hit and it’s trouble. His game requires his running, so if he gets dinged up and loses just a half step of his escapability I don’t think he’ll scare defenses as much as he does today. Giving him $40mm will also require some sacrifices in other parts of the roster. Tough call.

  10. Mac Jones will be nowhere close to Lamar record most wins by 25 he is 23 now and only has 2 wins he’ll be lucky to have 25 wins by 25

  11. Winning the Super Bowl is all that matters in the end. Just ask us Bills fans who won 4 straight AFC championships and are still looked upon by many as losers because we didn’t win a Super Bowl.

  12. I won’t let my hatred for Harbaugh get in the way of me saying congrats LaMar on this accomplishment. It’s all about wins, and he’s doing it at an incredibly high rate, I don’t how you get them. Of course he has to get that playoff failure monkey off his back but he’s young, we’ll see what he can do in the next 3-4 years

  13. It should not be based on age but on certain number of games a player first started and how many wins from those games. Some draftees came out of college sooner than others. For example, Brady and Manning are only one year different in age but Brady went to college for 5 years and Manning went only 3 years so they are 2 draft classes apart.

  14. Considering he has been on the best team in second worst division his whole career that’s not a shock. Dude is fun to watch and puts up crazy numbers, but he can’t beat 3 good teams in a row. Running qbs are always worn down by the time the playoffs come. And the playoff teams all have good defense. It just not gonna happen.

    But he is fun to watch and good for the league. Personally I would trade him now while you can maximize his return. The lions would probably give up 3 firsts and 3 seconds for a player like that. That’s worth more than a QB who can’t win a Superbowl. Just my opinion.

  15. coltsfan20 says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:27 am
    So, he signed a contract, that he was fully in agreement with at the time he signed it. Can’t ONE NFL player ever fully live up to the terms of the agreement he made? Just once please? No games driven by media?
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    Why should players have to live up to those contracts when the team management never does?

  16. Any
    More proof that the 2018 qbs were scouted wrong? Is there any doubt Allen and Jackson would go 1-2 ( not necessarily kn that order) in a redo?

  17. touchback6 says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:27 am
    Enjoy the record while you can before Mac Jones has it.
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    Jones is 2-4 and turns 24 years old next September, before the season even starts. I am no math whiz, but I just don’t see that happening.. LOL

  18. personally i dont think a win should be attributed to an individual in a team sport. but i get it. lamars got some skills and the ravens have done a great job developing a scheme to fit those skills, which is what has contributed the most to those wins

  19. directdriver says:
    October 18, 2021 at 12:29 pm
    It should not be based on age but on certain number of games a player first started and how many wins from those games. Some draftees came out of college sooner than others. For example, Brady and Manning are only one year different in age but Brady went to college for 5 years and Manning went only 3 years so they are 2 draft classes apart.
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    Manning went to college for four years

  20. i dont get the “cant win in the playoffs” garbage. lamar doesnt play defense, lamar doesnt catch thr ball, lamar doesnt block, etc. he has a role to play and he certainly could have been better. but most, if not all, wins and losses are a result of the entire team doing or not doing their part. i guess people will just keep moving the goalposts so they dont have to admit that the kid is talented. pretty lame if you ask me.

  21. Yet if there was a draft NFL draft, GM’s and coaches wouldn’t take him in the top 7. If you were building a franchise for 1 year… No one is taking him over Mahomes, Allen, Herbert, Murray, Rodgers, Wilson, or Brady. Now if you want someone for 5 years, you could get rid of Wilson, Brady and Rodgers, so maybe top 5. But I’m not sure fans of teams like Cincy/LA/Dallas would take Jackson over their current QB’s. So probably too 10, but definitely not too 3.

  22. Before you hit send on your post diminishing Lamar Jackson, keep in mind he’s 24 years old with a 35-8 (.814) regular season record and a career QB rating of 102.
    All he does is win which, last time I checked, was the goal of all NFL QBs. Super Bowls will come.

    How’s your team’s QB doing?

  23. coltsfan20 said:

    So, he signed a contract, that he was fully in agreement with at the time he signed it. Can’t ONE NFL player ever fully live up to the terms of the agreement he made? Just once please? No games driven by media?
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    I’d say he exceeded all expectations of his rookie contract once he won league MVP.

  24. He hasn’t even reached his peak, and I’m not sure how far away he is. I think this is one of the most exciting eras in NFL history. So many great young QBs. There might be 8-10 QBs who, on a given day, can look like the league MVP. Brady. Rodgers. Mahomes. Allen. Prescot. Murray. Jackson. Herbert. And guys like Burrow and Lawrence who might be at the top of the list in another year.

  25. Lamar Jackson has a passer rating of 68.3 with 900 yards, 3 touchdowns and 5 interceptions in 4 games in the playoffs in his career.

    He has a 1-3 record.

    Those are not good stats

  26. Which Lamar will show up? The guy who just torched the Chargers in the regular season, or that other guy who has struggled in the playoffs?

  27. youcantmakemepickausername says:
    “Manning went to college for four years”

    Oops, sorry for the wrong math! But the point still stands that one year in age difference but two years class apart because one player went to college for 5 years.

  28. The Josh Allen deal seems fair. Josh is a slightly better QB but he had Stefon Diggs last year and this year and Lamar has never had a #1 receiver.

  29. Evidently the NFL regular season means nothing to some of these genius commenters. Based on that reasoning, Dan Marino was a bum since he was 8-10 for his career in the playoffs. Some just can’t stop commenting and embarrassing themselves.

  30. Yeah people can hate on him all they want but he wins. And this coaching staff built a scheme around his talents. It’s a good fit both ways. Maybe on the other side of 30 he slows down or if he gets the injury bug. But dude has been running all over this league for years now and hasn’t taken “that” hit. Good for him and I hope he continues to silence the critics.

  31. He’s clearly elite and clearly deserves a big contract. He’s earned the privilege of having the team built around him.

    He’s not the same old thing and his general style of play doesn’t have the best track record of long-term durability. But he may be an exception and he does seem to be getting better with time. If he was only a gimmick, it would have been figured out by now.

    The results speak for themselves. The team would be lost without him.

  32. Bills fan here. Lamar 100% deserves a deal similar to Allen’s. Yes, Allen’s ceiling is a little higher and I think he’ll have the longer career, but right now, I’d have to say Lamar is the slightly better QB. Credit where it’s due

  33. HE hasn’t been good in the playoffs…..period. Yes it’s a team sport, and yes stats typically are worse in playoffs vs better competition, but LaMar has played poorly overall in the playoffs compared to himself

    4 games played, 1-3 record, 55.9 completion %, 3 passing TDs (3 times less his normal rate per game in his career), 5 Ints (almost double his regular season career rate).

    Stats don’t lie, he hasn’t been good

  34. Impressive record by Lamar. He’s a unique QB and the Ravens built an offense for him. I don’t understand why it works so good in the regular season but then come playoff time they struggle and Lamar doesn’t look anything like he does in the regular season.

  35. The Ravens have been very smart in basing their offense around Lamar and just letting him do his thing. I’m not sure why he generates so much animosity.
    And regarding this:
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    coltsfan20 says:
    October 18, 2021 at 11:27 am
    So, he signed a contract, that he was fully in agreement with at the time he signed it. Can’t ONE NFL player ever fully live up to the terms of the agreement he made? Just once please? No games driven by media?
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    It’s the way the sports world works. No one can honestly say “just live play out your contract” because teams don’t honor them, either. Lamar will get paid, and the Ravens aren’t foolish enough to let him go. He deserves it. I don’t know how anyone can say he doesn’t. He carries that team.

  36. It seems like there are Lamar bashers who don’t like his playing style, because he’s not a traditional QB, and then those who say “look at his stats, they’re awesome for a kid his age and we’ve never seen anything like him.” Both are fair and there will always be debate until he wins playoff games. The NFL isn’t a youth sports league where you get a trophy for participating… the goal is to win the playoffs. Period. Prove how good you are. That’s the step Lamar and this Ravens team needs to take. I don’t understand how Lamar and the O can play so good in the regular season and then stink in the playoffs.

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