Lamar Jackson's performance Saturday against No. 2 Florida State had just about everyone on the internet buzzing.
Lamar Jackson 5x better than what I was at V-Tech....Enough said!! #future— Mike Vick (@MikeVick) September 17, 2016
Even Michael Vick. That's definitely some high praise for those who remember watching Vick absolutely dominate college football when he was at Virginia Tech. If you look at the numbers, though, it's not that crazy.
Jackson's 11.2 yards per passing attempt is even more than Vick had during the year he finished sixth in the Heisman voting. His 9.9 yards per carry is a whole lot more than Vick ever averaged running the ball at Virginia Tech.
Obviously there are always places to improve and Jackson probably wouldn't tell you he's better than Vick was in college, but there is definitely something to be said about the season Jackson is having right now.
Lamar Jackson just got asked about this tweet. "That means a lot. He was my favorite player." https://t.co/CgsmhowgYv— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) September 17, 2016
Naturally, Jackson was honored to hear about Vick's kind words. The former Virginia Tech superstar had said earlier in the week that he thought Louisville's quarterback has "all the tools."
Hard to believe he was only a three-star recruit.