Lamar Jackson keeps making history, and there’s surely more to come.
Jackson was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week after rushing for 152 yards and a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6.
It was the first time in the 17-year history of the award that a quarterback was even nominated.
By winning the award, Jackson also became the first player to ever take home the FedEx Ground Player of the Week and FedEx Air Player of the Week awards in the same season.
Jackson was named the Air Player of the Week after his Week 1 performance in Miami, where he threw for 324 yards and five touchdowns with a perfect 158.3 passer rating.
After that game, Jackson had the now viral line of “not bad for a running back.” Seems fitting to break out “not bad for a quarterback” after winning the rushing award.
On Sunday, Jackson became the first player in NFL history (not just in the Super Bowl era) to throw for at least 200 yards and rush for 150 in the same game. Jackson continues to prove that he’s the most dynamic dual threat in the league, and perhaps ever.
After Sunday’s game, Bengals Head Coach Zac Taylor had high praise for Jackson.
“He’s an elite athlete,” Taylor said. “We’ve played a couple of good athletes. He’s one of the rarest I’ve seen in person. Just one little crease and he’s got 30 yards on you.”
Jackson is on pace for 4,018 passing yards and 1,226 rushing yards, which would set the record for most single-season rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history.
“I don't think he's similar to anybody,” Ravens Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman said. “It's extraordinary.”