On Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens were in action against the Green Bay Packers.
Aaron Rodgers was supposed to get the start under center for Green Bay, but he was ruled out with “back tightness” just before kickoff. He won’t put new head coach Matt LaFleur’s new offense into motion just yet.
While the Packers weren’t fielding their starting quarterback, the Ravens were.
Former Louisville star Lamar Jackson took the NFL by storm last season with his rushing ability.
His athleticism was on full display Thursday night against Green Bay. Jackson ran for an 18-yard touchdown which saw him juke defenders and hurdle a few more.
Check it out.
Lamar went Madden on this run 🎮
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 16, 2019
Jackson torched defenders at the collegiate level and showed he could do it at the professional level last season.
With a full preseason under his belt as the starting quarterback, the Ravens expect big things from Jackson this year.
Baltimore traded former starting quarterback Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, showing their trust in Jackson. Former Penn State quarterback Trace McSorely has served as the team’s backup quarterback this summer as Robert Griffin III is out with an injury.
Expect to see plenty more of these runs from Jackson this season.