Broncos’ HC compares Ravens’ Lamar Jackson to a Hall of Famer.

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Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens’ star quarterback, has been compared to a Hall of Fame running back before, but this time it’s a compliment, with Denver Broncos head coach Vic Fangio comparing Jackson to a Hall of Fame running back ahead of the teams’ matchup on Sunday. “He’s a unique talent..”

According to Jon Heath of USA Today, when asked about defending Jackson, Fangio said, “It’s almost like Barry Sanders is playing quarterback.”

The 2019 MVP isn’t unworthy of comparisons to the great Detroit Lions. He leads the NFL in yards per completion and yards per carry through Week 3, accumulating over 1,000 yards in just three games. Despite his success as a dual-threat quarterback, Jackson has been chastised throughout his career for his perceived lack of throwing ability.

However, on Wednesday, Fangio described Jackson as a “complete quarterback,” saying, “ The thing that gets lost — because he’s so spectacular running the ball — is that this guy can throw it.” ”

This season, Jackson appears more confident than ever as a passer, pushing the ball downfield more than any other quarterback in the NFL. Despite offensive line and receiving corps injuries, he led the Ravens to fourth-most offensive yards in the NFL in Weeks 1-3. The Broncos will have their hands full with Jackson and the Ravens offense, which added Le’Veon Bell as a practice squad activation today. Despite holding opponents to the second-fewest yards in the NFL so far this season, the Broncos will still have their hands full with Jackson and the Ravens offense.

Fangio, who is known for his defensive coaching prowess, said Jackson was “shiftier” than Michael Vick, the Ravens’ elusive quarterback, who was Fangio’s closest comparison.

This clip of Jackson juking out several Kansas City Chiefs earlier this season after Fangio’s comments was highlighted by Joe Rowles of SB Nation.


Jackson Continues to Draw Vick Comparisons

An opposing head coach has mentioned Vick when discussing an upcoming game against Jackson for the second week in a row. According to CBS Baltimore, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell said last week that Vick’s skill set is “probably the closest thing” to Jackson’s.

Against the Lions, Jackson lived up to his billing with 345 total yards, and he could have had a lot more if not for a few drops. After leading the Ravens to a 36-35 win over the Chiefs in Week 2, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith compared Jackson to Vick. Despite being listed as questionable on the Ravens’ Week 4 injury report after missing two practices due to soreness this week, Jackson is expected to play against the Broncos on Sunday.


Jackson Expected to Play Despite Injury Listing

Jackson is listed as questionable on the Ravens’ Week 4 injury report after missing two practices due to soreness this week, but he’

Jackson has been listed on the injury report for the second week in a row. Last week, he was listed as questionable after missing practice due to a non-COVID illness.

He returned to practice on Friday as a full participant, indicating that he will be ready to play in his first NFL game in Denver.

Earlier this week, Jackson was asked if the thinner air at the Broncos’ Empower Field, which is a mile above sea level, would help him run faster.

He replied with a smile, “I hope so.”


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