Ravens QB Lamar Jackson reveals what must be done to win Super Bowl
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has helped turn the team into a perennial playoff team again, but now it’s time to do some winning in the postseason. Jackson is 1-3 in the playoffs with poor statistics to boot, with the Ravens’ offense consistently coming up short when it matters.
Jackson knows that in order for Baltimore to take the next step and ultimately win a Super Bowl, “hard work” and “preparation” are key, as is improving the deep passing game.
“People are always saying we throw short, intermediate routes and stuff like that – little 5-yard, 10-yard routes,” Jackson said. “But we had some chances last year. We hit some of them, but we’re just trying to be more consistent this year, and that’s where the strides happen. It starts in practice, and hopefully it transitions to the game. We’ve just got to keep working on it.”
Jackson has thrown for just 900 yards and three touchdowns in four postseason starts, with a long completion of 39 yards and a completion percentage of 55.9%. Toss in the five interceptions and that just hasn’t gotten it done. 20 points is the most Baltimore has scored in those four playoff games.
The 2019 MVP is an outstanding player overall, but he has to become a better playoff passer in order to win a championship. Jackson knows that and is putting in the work to get better. Plenty of people have doubted Jackson’s ability to play quarterback in the NFL, and plenty more will continue to doubt his ability to get it done when it counts. He’s out to prove those doubters wrong as he moves forward.