Maybe Joe Flacco just doesn’t want to see Lamar Jackson win.
Lamar Jackson is wide open for an easy TD but I’m gonna throw it into double coverage. pic.twitter.com/xAcDTYvof0— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 4, 2018
Jackson has yet to catch a pass this season, and his first one could’ve been a touchdown.
The only other target Jackson has seen this year was a peculiar throw from Flacco where Jackson could’ve gotten seriously injured.
ravens plz pic.twitter.com/QKeMBJgyht— charles mcdonald (lakers 3-5) (@FourVerts) September 24, 2018
Flacco has a long history of this
This isn’t even the first time Flacco and the Ravens have used a quarterback at receiver. When Tyrod Taylor was with the team in 2011, he would occasionally line up at wide receiver as well.
Tyrod Taylor lined up at wide receiver and Joe Flacco threw it to Ray Rice— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) December 11, 2011
Flacco has been a bit of a brat when it comes to other quarterbacks lining up on the field with him. Back in 2013, Flacco said the Wildcat offense was “high school offense”.
Flacco’s wife even think that he needs to show a little when the Ravens try to get creative with Jackson and Flacco.
“My wife gave me crap one day, told me I need to look more interested out there,” Flacco said. “But I’m just trying to stay out of it. I’m not comfortable out there. I don’t need to get too creative.”
Is Joe Flacco jealous of his competition? Or is Joe Flacco too woke to let Lamar Jackson catch a touchdown pass, which would feed the trolls that said he would have to move to receiver in the NFL.
Either way, Jackson had a chance to score a touchdown for the Ravens and they missed the opportunity, a touchdown that would have given them an early lead in a must-win game. We know this won’t be the last time the Ravens run this play, so maybe Flacco will find a way to love it, or at least try and make it work, next time.