NFL quarterback No. 7 – Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens
As a fan of the Cleveland Browns and seeing Lamar Jackson twice a year for the last three seasons, he is just a total myth to me. I don’t understand how he is always the most athletic guy on the field, but I must give him my respect.
He has only thrown for more than 3,000 yards one time, but he is 37-12 as the starter and is so difficult to tackle in open space. For the last three years, the Ravens have had the most difficult running game in the league to slow down.
He’s the prime example of knowing what’s coming, and not being able to stop it. Then when you can’t tackle him and bring guys into the box, wide receivers are running wide open. Jackson is a guy that will lose his edge if he ever loses his elusiveness, but he will continue to be a problem for at least a few more seasons.
NFL quarterback No. 6 – Deshaun Watson, Cleveland Browns
When the Cleveland Browns traded for Deshaun Watson, they got a very talented guy who had as good of a season as anyone in 2020 statistically.
The big question on Watson is, can he win the big games? After 11-5 and 10-5 seasons in 2018 and 2019, his team was only 4-12 in 2020 when he had his best statistical season.
We all know the Texans were in turmoil during that time, and the roster he led to 4-12 would have easily been 0-16 with even an average quarterback under center.
The 2022 Browns roster will be the best team Watson has ever played on and we could see some special things next season. We now wait and see what happens with a suspension.