Has Lamar Jackson ever thought about playing in the NBA? Not necessarily. But if he would've worked at it, there's one particular player he belives his game would resemble.
"He's so energetic," Jackson said in a recent interview with Bleacher Report's Taylor Rooks. "When he takes off, he goes crazy. The dunks, his explosiveness, that's what you would see from me."
Jackson (6-foot-2, 212 pounds) and Westbrook (6-foot-3, 200 pounds) are pretty similar in size. Even when comparing wingspans, Jackson (77.880 inches) has similar measurables to Westbrook (79.92 inches) -- except for probably the muscle mass.
"I never tried to play [basketball]," Jackson said. "I can dunk easily, and I have my little shot or whatever, but I never took it seriously."
Even if Jackson never sets the record for most games with consecutive triple-doubles, he's had a pretty successful career in the NFL early on:
2019 NFL Most Valuable Player, first-team All-Pro, and now the cover of Madden 21.
Life is good.
Stay connected to the Ravens with the MyTeams app. Click here to download for comprehensive coverage of your teams.
MORE RAVENS NEWS:
Latest addition: Is LJ's Madden cover top-10?
Lamar's quest: Can he repeat MVP?
Team Statement: Ravens owner speaks