Ben Maller: “Is Lamar Jackson just a ‘regular season quarterback?’ The answer is YES. He’s a regular season quarterback, tell me I’m wrong?? He’s had two swings of the piñata and he’s 0 for 2. This is a tag that Lamar has EARNED. He’s been unstoppable during the regular season and then vanishes. This is a classic example of ‘everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.’ The dumb person says ‘LOOK AT THE NUMBERS!’ with 365 yards passing and 143 yards on the ground. Jackson was yet again the king of Garbage Time. You talk about enhancing your statistical line when the game is out of hand. He looked like Russell Westbrook, circa Oklahoma City.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Ben Maller explain why Lamar Jackson has become the latest Peyton Manning-type player to earn the billing as a regular season dominator who routinely plays his worst football of the season on the biggest stages.
Future 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson is 19-3 for his career in the regular, season but is now winless in two postseason games that were arguably the two worst games of his career.
Not only has Jackson lost both games, but his teams were blown out as well. Jackson had below a 50 passer rating as the game went into the fourth quarter against the Titans with the Ravens down 28-6, before piling up meaningless numbers against a Titans prevent defense to see his passing and rushing numbers inconsequentially skyrocket.
It was just a year after Jackson posted a 0.0 passer rating against the Chargers in the first half of their Wild Card loss in a game the Ravens trailed 23-3 with under 10 minutes go in the fourth quarter. Like Sunday, Jackson would put up more garbage time stats in the dying minutes to make his end of game totals not look as atrocious.
Check out the audio above as Maller details why Jackson has earned his billing as a ‘Regular Season Quarterback.’