Ravens QB Lamar Jackson’s interest level in playing first snow game vs. Bills
There is a possibility that the Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills playoff game is played in snow. Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson admitted he has never played football in snow before. He also added he prefers to not play his first snow game this Saturday.
Asked about his experience about playing in the snow, Jackson said: “Zero. Saturday would be my first time playing football in the snow, if it does. Hopefully, it don’t.”
Weather forecasts reportedly predict a 40 percent chance of snow at Bills Stadium when Buffalo and Baltimore kick off their Divisional Round matchup.
A snow game in the NFL isn’t a new sight, but it sure would be for the 24-year-old Jackson. From a viewer perspective, the snow gives the game a different look aesthetically. It’s often a surreal view to see players running down the white field. However, this certainly isn’t ideal, especially if the snow continues falling as the game goes one.
Should Saturday become a white sight, this could have an impact on Jackson’s vision as he surveys down the field, which could affect Baltimore’s chances of taking down the 13-3 Bills. Perhaps even more importantly, a lot of snow could affect Jackson’s prolific running game. The 2019 NFL MVP may be at a disadvantage given that this would be his first time playing in snow.
Meanwhile, Bills quarterback Josh Allen has experience playing in these conditions. Allen knows Jackson is an extremely talented quarterback, but the Bills QB would no doubt be at an advantage in a snow game.
Nonetheless, whatever happens this weekend, Jackson will just need to work through this if he wants to bring Baltimore to the AFC Championship Game.