Chiefs news: Andy Reid has nothing but praise for Lamar Jackson
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Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has nothing but praise for Lamar Jackson

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is clearly impressed with the versatile skill set of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

The two sides will battle on Sunday in Kansas City in what is a key game for both teams in terms of the AFC playoff race.

And with Jackson remaining as the starter in Baltimore, Reid and his staff are trying to prepare for the dual-threat abilities that the rookie quarterback brings to the table.

Here’s what Reid recently had to say about Jackson, courtesy of ESPN’s Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley:

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is impressed with Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson. “He can run like a running back, he’s as fast as a wide receiver, and he can throw like a son of a gun, like a quarterback, so that’s a pretty good combination to have,” Reid said. “He’s a talented kid.”

Jackson has completed 46 of 77 passes this season for 540 yards and two touchdowns. Of course, he’s also offered value in the rushing game by going for 404 yards on the ground and three touchdowns.

But Jackson may find himself in a situation where he needs to throw a lot more due to trying to keep up with Patrick Mahomes and company.

The Chiefs continue to put up excellent offensive numbers, and while the loss of former running back Kareem Hunt is significant, the team should still be in good shape moving forward.

After the clash with Baltimore, Kansas City will host the Los Angeles Chargers for a Thursday showdown in primetime.