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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson receives support from Hollywood Brown after trade with Bernard Pollard Jr.

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has redefined what it means to be a double threat at his position since taking on the starting role.

The Louisville product, who was the 32nd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, didn’t take long to etch his name in the record books as the 2019 NFL unanimous MVP.

That same year, he became the first QB in NFL history with over 3,000 passing yards and over 1,000 rushing yards in the same season, setting the record for quarterback rushing in one. season (1,206 yards) along the way. He is also the only player in NFL history with over 1,000 rushing yards and over 30 touchdowns in a single season. Jackson eclipsed Dan Marino’s mark for most wins by a quarterback before he turned 25 and is 37-12 as a starter.

He started the 2021 season as the only quarterback in at least the past 20 seasons to be ranked in the top 10 in passing and rushing through his team’s first five games, but eventually ended the season. on the sidelines with an injury.

Despite his impressive resume, Jackson found himself outside of the top 10 quarterbacks for 2022, ranked by NFL executives, coaches, scouts and players.

After the list was released, ESPN’s Ryan Clark was among those who questioned Jackson’s placement outside the top 10. Former Ravens guard Bernard Pollard Jr. saw it differently.

Once Jackson caught wind of Pollard Jr.’s comments, the two went back and forth on Twitter. Their trade included Pollard Jr. suggesting wide receivers aren’t interested in playing with Jackson, and the Ravens’ current caller questioning Pollard Jr.’s impact in Super Bowl XLVII.

The next day, new Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Marquise Brown defended her former quarterback.

In the end, Pollard Jr. and Jackson ended things on a somewhat friendly note.