The largest recreation of QB Lamar Jackson‘s profession is on deck because the Ravens put together to host the Chiefs within the AFC Championship Recreation on Sunday.
Nonetheless, Jackson received brutally sincere forward of the matchup and instructed reporters why he is not trying ahead to battling QB Patrick Mahomes for a spot in Tremendous Bowl LVIII.
“I do not like competing towards him in any respect,” Jackson stated. “He is an incredible quarterback, undoubtedly a Corridor of Famer. It is a no brainer. … However I imagine it is simply two up and coming greats that is going toe to toe like a heavyweight struggle.”
Jackson is clearly nonetheless assured in himself, however he is aware of it is going to be a problem going up towards Mahomes and the defending Tremendous Bowl champions.
“We won’t overshadow what’s in entrance of us now,” Jackson added. “These guys are the previous Tremendous Bowl champions. And to be a champion, you gotta undergo a champion.”
Baltimore is the favorite to win the sport, however Mahomes has gotten one of the best of Jackson to start out their careers. Jackson is 1-3 towards Mahomes and solely received by one level in his solely victory (36-35) in 2021.
There is a cause Kansas Metropolis is heading to its sixth straight AFC title recreation and it is as a result of Mahomes is aware of find out how to win the video games that matter. That is one thing Jackson has considerably struggled to do with a 2-3 profession playoff document.
That is the primary assembly between the previous MVPs within the postseason, nevertheless, and Jackson is not placing any extra stress on himself. He is taking a look at it similar to some other recreation.
“Only for us to be on this state of affairs, I wasn’t placing stress on myself,” Jackson completed. “I am going into each recreation the identical approach, identical mindset. … I do not put stress on myself in any respect.”