After an up and down debut in the Hall of Fame Game last week, Lamar Jackson bounced back against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, going 7/18 for 119 yards and rushing for a touchdown.
On said rush, Jackson gave us a glimpse of why he’s such a tantalizing prospect, and why it’s going hard to keep him off the field for the duration of 2018. As he took off from the pocket, Jackson started out going to his left before noticing a Rams defensive lineman who’d shed his blocker waiting in front of him. So Jackson cut back hard to his right, sending the defensive lineman to his knees with an out-of-this-world ankle-breaker on his way to the end zone.
Jackson is going to be so much fun to watch as his career progresses.