THE YOUNGEST PLAYOFF STARTING QB On January 6, 2019, oneday beforehis 22ndbirthday, Lamar Jacksonbecame the youngest QB in NFL history to start a playoff game. The 10–6 Ravens hosted the 12–4 Los Angeles Chargers in a wildcard weekend matchup that proved to be a lightning rod for Jackson’s supporters and detractors . Jackson struggledmightily over thefirst threequarters, as theChargers’ stout defense held the rookie toonly25yardspassingand theRavens fell behind12–3. Down23–3with less thansevenminutes left, Jacksonbeganstagingacomebackwitha31-yardtouchdownpass to Michael Crabtree.Ona4thand6 fromtheCharger’s8-yard line, Jackson foundCrabtreeagain

for a score to make it 23–17 at the 2-minute warning. Ultimately, it wasn’t enough as Jackson lost a fumble near midfield with less than 30 seconds remaining. The valiant comeback was stifled, but the young Jackson proved his resilience andearned the respect of his teammates.

Lamar Jackson becomes the youngest player to throw a touchdown pass in the playoffs to spark a fourth quarter comeback bid.


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