If there’s one thing Louisville fans know better than anyone, it’s what Lamar Jackson is capable of accomplishing in his second season.
At U of L, Jackson smashed the record books as a sophomore in 2016, running away with a Heisman Trophy victory that had seemed impossible before his arrival. Now, in year two of his NFL career with the Baltimore Ravens, Jackson is threatening to repeat history and become the second-youngest MVP in NFL history.
Jackson was incredible on Sunday against the Bengals, going 15-for-17 (one of the incompletions was an intentional spike) through the air for 223 yards and three touchdowns. He also added another 65 yards and a touchdown on the ground on just seven carries. His total QBR of 99.7 was the best mark and NFL quarterback has posted this season.
Adding to the jubilance of Sunday was that Jackson’s performance took place in front of more than a few Louisville fans who made the trip to Paul Brown Stadium to watch their favorite No. 8.
Both Jackson and Ravens head coach John Harbaugh noticed the strong U of L presence.
This is truly the golden era of being a Louisville football fan without a strong enough NFL rooting interest to not just pull for the former Cardinals currently setting the league on fire.