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Lamar Jackson Looking To Once Again Make NFL History

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Lamar Jackson has made history plenty of times throughout his career.

We saw it countless times during his three years at Louisville and now in his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens Jackson has continued to prove how special he is despite not fitting the mold of the typical NFL quarterback.

Jackson will be the first quarterback in NFL history to start a postseason game before turning 22. Ironically, Lamar’s last day as a 21-year-old will be the Monday after the Ravens face the Chargers in the AFC wildcard game.

Bernie Kosar was the previous youngest quarterback to start a postseason game. He was 22 years, 40 days old when he started a playoff game for the Browns on January 4, 1986.

Jackson will once again make history if the Ravens can knock off the Chargers. Rookie quarterbacks are 0-7 in playoff games since 2010 when facing a team that features a veteran starter.

Rookie quarterbacks are 2-7 overall since 2010, but both wins came in a game where it was a rookie quarterback versus another rookie quarterback, therefore a rookie had to win. (Andy Dalton vs. T.J. Yates in 2011, Russell Wilson vs. Robert Griffin III in 2012). 

Knocking off Philip Rivers and the L.A. Chargers won’t be an easy task, but they’ve done it before. The Ravens won at L.A. 22-10 on Dec. 22.

Record of rookie QBs in playoffs since AFL-NFL merger

Dak Prescott Cowboys 2016 0-1
Connor Cook Raiders 2016 0-1
Andrew Luck Colts 2012 0-1
Robert Griffin III Redskins 2012 0-1
Russell Wilson Seahawks 2012 1-1*
T.J. Yates Texans 2011 1-1*
Andy Dalton Bengals 2011 0-1
Mark Sanchez Jets 2009 2-1
Matt Ryan Falcons 2008 0-1
Joe Flacco Ravens 2008 2-1
Ben Roethlisberger Steelers 2004 1-1
Shaun King Buccaneers 1999 1-1
Todd Marinovich Raiders 1991 0-1
Jim Everett Rams 1986 0-1
Bernie Kosar Browns 1985 0-1
Dan Marino Dolphins 1983 0-1
COMBINED RECORD 8-16

*Wins against fellow rookies

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