Baltimore Ravens: 3 Reasons Lamar Jackson Should See Early Playing Time

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The Baltimore Ravens had their future in mind when they drafted Lamar Jackson. That future should happen a lot sooner than expected.

The Baltimore Ravens made a lot of fans happy when they drafted quarterback Lamar Jackson with the 32nd pick of this year’s draft. Of course, they had their future in mind when drafting Jackson. The starting quarterback, Joe Flacco, is 33 years old so the team needs to prepare for the next era.

Most people feel that the plan for Jackson is to sit him for the season (some suggested maybe two), have him learn under Flacco, fix his problems that affect his throws, then get in when he’s ready.

Is that plan the right one, however? Perhaps having Jackson get in early is the way to go.

The Chicago Bears had the same experiment running after drafting Mitch Trubisky. The plan was to keep him on the bench and have him watch and learn. However, that plan didn’t work. The starter, Mike Glennon, was bad and head coach John Fox benched him in favor of Trubisky. He took his lumps but now has high expectations this season. Also, Peyton Manning started right out of the box and struggled as a rookie. I think things worked out for him.

Here are three reasons why Lamar Jackson should see playing time early.

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