Lamar Jackson
© Steve Mitchell | 2019 Sep 8

Lamar Jackson © Steve Mitchell | 2019 Sep 8

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Lamar Jackson finishing a game with as many incompletions as carries would have been believable last year because he averaged a ridiculous 21 rushes per start.

Jackson ran three times — or two fewer than his total passing touchdowns — Sunday in Miami, where the Ravens hung a 59-spot on the tanking 'Phins with the second-year quarterback completing 85 percent of his 20 passing attempts, at a video-game average of 16.2 yards apiece.

Jackson won't do that, we don't think, in the Ravens' home opener Sunday vs. the Arizona Cardinals. But we also didn't think Patrick Mahomes would build on his 4-TD Week 1 starting debut a year ago by completing more than 82 percent of his passes — including six TDs — a week later in Pittsburgh, either, and he doesn't have an ace in the hole called 4.3 speed that we'll still be seeing soon — and likely often — from Jackson.

1. Lamar Jackson, Ravens vs. Cardinals

2. Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs at Raiders

3. Deshaun Watson, Texans vs. Jaguars

4. Carson Wentz, Eagles at Falcons

5. Tom Brady, Patriots at Dolphins

6. Dak Prescott, Cowboys at Washington

7. Russell Wilson, Seahawks at Steelers

8. Cam Newton, Panthers vs. Bucs

9. Drew Brees, Saints at Rams

10. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Eagles

11. Aaron Rodgers, Packers at Vikings

12. Jared Goff, Rams vs. Saints

13. Matt Ryan, Falcons at Eagles

14. Matt Stafford, Lions vs. Chargers

15. Baker Mayfield, Browns at Jets

16. Jameis Winston, Bucs at Panthers

17. Jacoby Brissett, Colts at Titans

18. Marcus Mariota, Titans vs. Colts

19. Derek Carr, Raiders vs. Chiefs

20. Andy Dalton, Bengals vs. 49ers

21. Josh Allen, Bills at Giants

22. Sam Darnold, Jets vs. Browns

23. Kyler Murray, Cardinals at Ravens

24. Mitch Trubisky, Bears at Broncos

25. Kirk Cousins, Vikings vs. Packers

26. Case Keenum, Washington vs. Cowboys

27. Ben Roethlisberger, Steelers vs. Seahawks

28. Jimmy Garoppolo, 49ers at Bengals

29. Gardner Minshew, Jaguars at Texans

30. Eli Manning, Giants vs. Bills

This article originally ran on profootballweekly.com.

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