Lamar Jackson and the Super Bowl

Street Talk Lamar Jackson and the Super Bowl

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Lamar Jackson will sit back next Sunday and watch Tom Brady and Jared Goff battle for a Super Bowl title.

He envisions that one day he will be in the same position.

Minutes after Jackson was selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, he told Deion Sanders that he would reward the franchise for their confidence in him.

“They’re going to get a Super Bowl out of me. Believe that,” Jackson told Sanders. 

Indeed, Jackson showed a myopic focus on winning games when he took over the starting role for Joe Flacco. The Ravens won six of their last seven games with Jackson as the starter and earned their first AFC North Division title since 2012.

Jackson amassed 556 rushing yards over that stretch, which ranked seventh in the NFL. Overall, Jackson led all NFL quarterbacks with 695 yards rushing.

At age 21, Jackson was the youngest quarterback to ever start in the NFL postseason.

The season, though, ended with a disappointing 23-17 loss to the Chargers in the first round of the AFC playoffs. Jackson struggled to move the ball for more than three quarters and the offense was booed by some fans at M&T Bank Stadium, which rankled some of the Ravens players.

Jackson did manage to throw a pair of touchdown passes to Michael Crabtree in the fourth quarter to make the score respectable. However, that game showed how much work is ahead of Jackson to become a proficient downfield