Steve Young is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and the Hall of Famer thinks Lamar Jackson could be much, much better than him if the Baltimore Ravens maximized their former MVP’s abilities.
Young spoke about Jackson’s contract situation during a special Thursday edition of ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown.” He was highly critical of the Ravens for not properly developing Jackson as a passer.
“They will never get to championship football without a sophisticated passing game. That has nothing to do with Lamar Jackson,” Young said. “Lamar Jackson is a complete player that is not being trained in being a sophisticated passer. … Now you ask why isn’t he getting paid to be Patrick Mahomes? Because they haven’t given him a chance to be Patrick Mahomes.”