Schmuck: The folly of expecting too much of a quarterback as young as the Ravens' Lamar Jackson

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Schmuck: The folly of expecting too much of a quarterback as young as the Ravens' Lamar Jackson
Schmuck: The folly of expecting too much of a quarterback as young as the Ravens' Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson has a tough act to follow … and it's himself. The kid has electric talent and proved that at midseason last year, leading the Ravens to the AFC North title. But he's 22 years old and he clearly has a lot more to learn before anyone can start an informed debate about whether he's going to be an elite NFL quarterback. If you recall, the guy he replaced — Joe Flacco — led the Ravens to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons and was Super Bowl MVP at the end of that run, yet people were still arguing whether he was truly elite right up until he was traded to the Denver Broncos. Jackson was such a revelation when he took over for an injured Flacco in November that it was just

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