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Ravens' Lamar Jackson on 96 Speed Rating in Madden: 'It Still Is Low'

Megan ArmstrongAnalyst IIINovember 27, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 25: Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens directs the offense in the second half of the game against the Los Angeles Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 25, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
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Even as what feels like the entire world celebrates Lamar Jackson, he isn't satisfied.

On Tuesday, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback was given a 96 speed rating in Madden NFL, the highest for a quarterback in the video game's history, but he said Wednesday the figure "still is low":

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Mike Vick is passing the torch 🔥 He makes Lamar Jackson the fastest QB in Madden history ⚡️ (via @thecheckdown) https://t.co/nYw7vrXs2e

B/R Gridiron @brgridiron

Madden raised Lamar’s speed to a 96 yesterday. LJ today: “It still is low.” 🤣 (via @Andrew_Gillis70) https://t.co/pK1Q62b9vR

Michael Vick, who last played in 2015, was the previous record holder with a 95 speed rating.

Madden NFL announced Jackson's speed was bumped from 94 following his pristine performance Monday in the Ravens' 45-6 drubbing of the Los Angeles Rams. He became the first player in league history to throw for five touchdowns in a Monday Night Football debut and also outgained the Rams as a rusher with 95 yards to their 22.

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

No better way to start your day than by watching these @Lj_Era8 highlights again. https://t.co/Eo93k59EKa

The 22-year-old was faster than any other player at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum:

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

QB @Lj_era8 topped 18 MPH on five carries yesterday. No other player in the game reached that speed more than once. #NextGenStats, presented by @BMWUSA. https://t.co/btYC0yLMKo

The individual achievements for Jackson keep coming, as he also became the first player in NFL history to record at least 3,000 passing yards and 1,500 rushing yards in his first two seasons (h/t NFL Research).

However, the heavy MVP favorite won't be happy until he leads the Ravens to a Super Bowl triumph:

Baltimore Ravens @Ravens

“I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. That’s a team award. That’s what I want.” 🗣 @Lj_Era8 https://t.co/aaWaTZqdyw

The next step will be when 9-2 Baltimore, riding a seven-game winning streak, clashes with the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

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