No more editing, Lamar Jackson is officially the fastest quarterback in the history of EA Sports’ “Madden” franchise. Their latest update gave the Baltimore Ravens quarterback a 96 speed rating, surpassing Michael Vick’s 95 from the 2004 edition of the NFL simulation.
Jackson isn’t pleased. He wants more.
On Thursday, the dynamic 22-year-old proclaimed that a record-breaking number is too low. Saying, via the Ravens’ official Twitter:
“It still is low. But it is what it is. They are doing whatever they are doing right now, but I’m focused on winning right now.”
The only number that could possibly make Jackson happy is a 99, and that may not be enough.
As for Vick, he is proud of the young speedy quarterback. He said, while giving him a pair of cleats that said “not bad for a running back,” (an homage to the critics that doubted his long-term outlook as a passer) via The Checkdown:
“Take it and run with it. Take it and run with it. It’s a cool feature, man, one that nobody can take away from you.”
However, it’s hard to exactly argue with Jackson. When he gets going, he’s gone. He’s a menace with his legs on the gridiron, making him one of the true real cheat codes of the NFL.
Jackson, the MVP front runner, is ninth in the NFL in rushing yards with 871. His 7.1 yards per carry paces the league, while his six touchdowns is just a bonus. He is on pace for 1,274 rushing yards, which would shatter Vick’s previously-held record of 1,039 set in 2004.