As we were talking to Ravens coach John Harbaugh about QB Lamar Jackson’s capacity to run, former coach Brian Billick told him Cam Newton’s high was 139 rushes in a season. Harbaugh, without hesitating, said: Take the over.
Jackson averaged 18.7 PPG in his eight starts, throwing for 159 yards and 0.7 touchdowns while adding 80 yards and 0.57 touchdowns as a runner. The Ravens hired ground-game aficionado Greg Roman to coordinate the offense so it’s crystal clear that the team will continue to emphasize the run with Jackson at quarterback. He will continue to rack up points with his legs, but it’s doubtful that Roman will be able to maximize Jackson’s ability as a passer. Jackson should be a high-floor fantasy quarterback in 2019.