John Harbaugh Defends Lamar Jackson: "He's Younger Than Joe Burrow, OK?"
Friday, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh defended his team’s quarterback, Lamar Jackson, after last week’s disappointing playoff loss.
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“He’s 23 years old. He’s younger than Joe Burrow, OK?” Harbaugh said at his end-of-season news conference, according to ESPN. “So he’s got a pretty good head start right now. I mean, he’s along the way.”
Jackson has been criticized for a lackluster performance in his second career playoff start. He recorded only one touchdown and two interceptions.
“The Manning brothers combined to … they had five losses in their first five playoff games before they won one” Harbaugh continued. “[Joe] Montana, [Steve] Young and [Brett] Favre didn’t start a playoff game until their third season. [Drew] Brees and [Troy] Aikman until their fourth season, and [Aaron] Rodgers until his fifth season. Interesting.”
The Ravens lost to the Titans 28-12 in the divisional round. It was a…