Ravens QB Lamar Jackson rated the ‘fastest QB’ in Madden 19
The Baltimore Ravens are a team that is quickly trying to right the ship after missing the NFL playoffs in three consecutive seasons. One position of need appears to be the quarterback position with faith in veteran Joe Flacco waning.
As a result of the team’s attempt to shake things up, the Ravens signed journeyman Robert Griffin III and selected Louisville’s Lamar Jackson with the last pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Although it is uncertain when Griffin or Jackson would be given an opportunity to play during the 2018 campaign, the rookie quarterback may already be a fan favorite in terms of who gets the nod on Madden 19. Jackson has been made the fastest quarterback on the latest edition of the popular video game franchise, via EA Sports.
Lamar Jackson could be the most interesting QB to play as in Madden 19. If you sim a lot of games in Franchise, he’s likely not the best pick at the moment. But holy hell, his base ratings make him fun. The stud athlete clocks a 91 Speed, making him not only the fastest QB in the game, but the only one who breaks 90 in that category. He also sports a 93 Ball Carrier Vision, an 86 Spin, 89 Juke, and 94 Throw Power. His accuracy scores (83 Short, 80 Mid, 74 Deep) can lead to some wild throws, but his running scores can also lead to several easy first downs after escaping the pocket. Watch out for this one.
Jackson’s overall rating for Madden 19 is 79 which comes in only behind fellow quarterback Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns among incoming rookies at the position. However, Jackson’s speed and running ability will be a fun throwback to when Michael Vick was at his peak while with the Atlanta Falcons and was nearly impossible to stop back in 2004.
It’ll be interesting to see how things pan out for Jackson in Baltimore, but one thing is for sure, a lot of avid gamers will be making the switch from Flacco to Jackson in Madden 19 before the actual team does next season.