Lamar Jackson looked like Michael Vick on this TD run (Video)

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /

In case you forgot you awesome Michael Vick was in his prime, well, Lamar Jackson gave us the closest thing to that with his latest touchdown run.

We’ve said it since he was starring in the ACC with the Louisville Cardinals, but the closest thing we’ve seen in football since Michael Vick has been Lamar Jackson. Vick dominated the ACC at Virginia Tech before becoming a four-time Pro Bowler in the NFL, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson is now a star with the Baltimore Ravens.

The dual-threat playmaker out of Louisville won the Heisman Trophy in college during the 2016 NCAA season. He would go on to be the last pick of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. During his rookie season, Jackson helped the Ravens back to the AFC playoffs. But now in year two, he has his sight set on bigger things, like getting the Ravens to the Super Bowl and winning NFL MVP.

If you want proof that Jackson is in the running for NFL MVP, look no further than what he just did to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. He scampered 47 yards to pay dirt to put the Ravens up 35-10 on AFC North rival Cincinnati. The best way to describe his touchdown run was that of Vick’s game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the 2002 NFL season. Watch this.

Like Jackson running all over the toothless Bengals, the Ravens are running away with the AFC North. Cincinnati is the worst team in the NFL and the Cleveland Browns aren’t that far off. While the Pittsburgh Steelers are still alive somehow, they won’t win the division with Mason Rudolph as their starting quarterback. 2019 is all about Jackson and the Ravens doing something special.

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Baltimore may look more like a college triple-option team than any NFL team running some variation of the West Coast offense. However, they have a formula and that formula is working. Jackson is playing as he did during his Heisman Trophy-winning season at Louisville three years ago. This great for the Ravens and bad news for any team that has to play them going forward.