Bill Belichick: Lamar Jackson has answered all questions about playing in the pocket

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Prior to the 2018 draft, the Patriots had interest in Lamar Jackson. The Patriots have a specific kind of interest in him now, given that they face him on Sunday.

Earlier this week, coach Bill Belichick was asked whether Jackson has answered the questions about his ability to play in the pocket.

“Without a doubt,” Belichick said. “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.”

Jackson still doesn’t have his contract. And he may never get one from the Ravens, at least not the one he wants.

The Patriots could have had Jackson in 2018, if they’d wanted him. Making the last pick before the Ravens traded up to get Jackson, the Pats selected running back Sony Michel.

Belichick has a 1-1 record against Jackson. In 2019, Baltimore upended the previously 8-0 Patriots, 37-20. In 2020, the Pats returned the favor.

11 responses to “Bill Belichick: Lamar Jackson has answered all questions about playing in the pocket

  1. Don’t remind us about Sony Michel. Why they drafted a running back in the first round we’ll never know. I was so excited when Jackson was still available.. and then came Sony.. certainly not a bad running back, but….

  2. Excited to see the Pats defense hold this team to less than 20 on Sunday. Pats 21 Ravens 17. Count it

  3. Of course Bill would love to see the Ravens pay Lamar.

    Everyone other than the Ravens would.

  4. Of course Mumbles is gonna praise him…
    If the Pats win he can say great win..:
    If they lose he can say we went up against a great team.

  5. Don’t remind us about Sony Michel. Why they drafted a running back in the first round we’ll never know. I was so excited when Jackson was still available.. and then came Sony.. certainly not a bad running back, but,without sony the Pat’s dont win sb #6 I love being reminded.

  6. Excited to see the Pats defense hold this team to less than 20 on Sunday. Pats 21 Ravens 17. Count it

    Sure I’ll count it…..as a joke. Pats had a hard time stopping the Steelers offense….and they stink.

  7. obesewantcannoli says:
    September 22, 2022 at 2:36 pm
    Of course Bill would love to see the Ravens pay Lamar.

    Everyone other than the Ravens would.——–Everyone other than the Ravens would have paid him already. We see that defense that the Ravens braintrust put out there. Ozzie Newsome is not walking through that door ( obviously not listening to him as an advisor).

  8. riggo08 says:
    September 22, 2022 at 2:23 pm
    Ravens 31, Pats 27.

    I have serious doubts the Pats can even score 27 points…

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