Aaron Rodgers liked what he saw out of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson during their preseason game, although the two-time NFL Most Valuable Player was quick to offer a bit of advice to the promising star.
Jackson had an electric 18-yard touchdown run negated by penalty in the Ravens’ 26-13 win over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday.
“I love watching you play, man. That was pretty spectacular,” Rodgers told Jackson. “Have a great season. Slide a little bit.”
Jackson appeared to appreciate Rodgers’ praise. He pointed at Rodgers and said, “I got you, baby.”
The 22-year-old Jackson played two series during the first quarter before Trace McSorley took over to start the second. Jackson finished 6 of 10 for 58 yards through the air along with two carries for 14 yards.
Jackson wowed the crowd with a juking, hurdling jaunt to the end zone late in the first quarter, but Willie Snead’s illegal blind-side block negated the score.
Jackson was quick to use his legs shortly after replacing Joe Flacco last season. He averaged 17 runs per game and set the NFL single-season record for rushing attempts by a quarterback (147).
Rodgers sat for the second straight week on Thursday, a precautionary move as he deals with back tightness. Backup DeShone Kizer went 5 of 10 for 70 yards before giving way to Tim Boyle early in the second quarter.
–Field Level Media