Lamar Jackson has quickly become one of the most exciting players to watch in the NFL. His incredible speed and agility on the field have captured the attention of fans worldwide. But just how long has he been in the league?
As of the 2023 season, Lamar Jackson will have been in the NFL for six years. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and spent his first year mostly on the sidelines as a backup quarterback. It wasn't until midway through the 2018 season that Jackson was named the starting quarterback for the Ravens.
In his first year as a starter, Jackson quickly made a name for himself as one of the most dynamic players in the league. He led the Ravens to a 6-1 record down the stretch, earning them a playoff spot. Although they were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, Jackson's performance was nothing short of spectacular.
In his second year as a starter, Jackson took the league by storm. He led the Ravens to a 14-2 record, earning himself the league MVP award. He finished the season with 3,127 passing yards, 36 passing touchdowns, and only six interceptions. He also rushed for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns, breaking Michael Vick's single-season rushing record for a quarterback.
But Lamar Jackson's success did not stop there. In the 2021 season, he led the Ravens to a 12-5 record, earning himself a second league MVP award. He finished the season with 3,271 passing yards, 35 passing touchdowns, and only 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 1,002 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in multiple seasons.
As we look ahead to the 2023 season, Lamar Jackson is poised for continued success. He has established himself as one of the league's best players and a leader on and off the field. With five years of starting experience under his belt, there is no doubt that he will continue to improve and lead the Ravens to success.