Will Lamar Jackson be the best QB in the AFC North? | First Take

  • Published: 12 September 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody discuss whether Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson can become the best quarterback in the AFC North before the end of the season.
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Comments • 724

  • David Kolb
    David Kolb  3 weeks back

    Who was the better QB today? Lamar or Baker. You tell me...

    • Ramone DeCurta
      Ramone DeCurta  4 weeks back

      Besides the top two, AFC has a great stable of QB’s:


      *Other AFC QB’s*

      Dalton 😒
      Mariota 😒
      Winston 😒
      Rosen 😒



      *Other NFC QB’s*

      Newton 😒
      Cousins 😒
      Stafford 😒


      • Wake Up
        Wake Up  4 weeks back

        If your not going to give him his props why do you talk about him so often?

        • OG Mudbone
          OG Mudbone  1 months back

          Lamar is better than I thought but still running qbs don’t last

          • Dustin Platt
            Dustin Platt  1 months back

            1. Big Ben - Out for season.
            2. Mayfield - 3 INT vs. Titans at home shitty stats vs a depleted Jets.
            3. Dalton - No playoff win. Ever.
            4. Lamar - BEELEEEEEEE!!!!

            • Go Go Opie Griffin
              Go Go Opie Griffin  1 months back


              • Gyzec
                Gyzec  1 months back

                Do this now and there’s a lot of different answers

                • Bobby Jones
                  Bobby Jones  1 months back

                  I hate steven A.sshole smith

                  • jamal Omar
                    jamal Omar  1 months back

                    Short and Obvious Answer: Yes

                    • R J
                      R J  1 months back

                      Oops Jameis won

                      • TROLL KING
                        TROLL KING  1 months back

                        LAMAR BY FAR

                        • Marc DeMichele
                          Marc DeMichele  1 months back

                          When are these people going to say something, anything, positive about Lamar? Yesterday he became the 1st QB in NFL history to throw for 250 and run for 120+. Last week he had a PERFECT QB rating. What does this man have to do? If this was Baker doing this sh** they would be tickling his jockstrap. I'm sure he will have some mediocre games this season, and when he does they will all be saying "told you so". He can't win for losing. The kid is 8-1 as a starter. There has only been 12 Qb's that have started out 8-1. Don't get me wrong, the Ravens as a whole are a GREAT team. The "D" have done their job, and the receivers and backs are getting into the end zone. I'm glad he's with a franchise that believes in him, and a fanbase that has supported him from day 1. Being a die-hard UofL fan, I love watching all the haters eating their words on game at a time. Cheers!!

                          • David Green
                            David Green  1 months back

                            so does a mic'd "throat clear" indicate a opposing opinion without abruptly chiming in??? very obvious in this bit. think everyone at the table is tired of Smith's over analyzed, overly descriptive rants. He's got his own show for that. But cameras are so quick to focus him when he goes off. He's not wrong whatsoever (maybe its his charisma) with what he says, but it sets the tone that anyone that says otherwise against his rant is the "bad guy/girl"

                            • Dillon Hurley
                              Dillon Hurley  1 months back

                              Get women off ESPN

                              • plmoknty
                                plmoknty  1 months back

                                Mayfield is over hyped, Big Ben is old, Andy Dalton isn't consistent. Yes, I think Lamar will be better than all these guys this season. Oh yeah they beat the Cards. Ravens now 2-0, has a showdown against KC next week.

                                • Playboi Polo
                                  Playboi Polo  1 months back

                                  I made a video on getting Lamar jackson heisman Mode Activated in madden 20

                                  • deandre mccormick
                                    deandre mccormick  1 months back

                                    He proved it today vs the cardinals

                                    • michael jackson
                                      michael jackson  1 months back

                                      Crazy thing is, this year, he is

                                      • Tammy Powell
                                        Tammy Powell  1 months back

                                        WAKE UP EVERYONE.............. JESUS IS COMING BACK VERY VERY SOON 💯

                                      • FrostBoss Playz 51
                                        FrostBoss Playz 51  1 months back

                                        The NFL is confused. The Ravens are the best in the league and will win at least 11 games. I expect June to win 13. This is going to be a heck of a year for Bmore and the league won’t be able to stop him. The ravens will win the super bowl and will win it again next year. After next year the league will have figured out Lamar and the Ravens and of course the ravens will be elite and will make the playoffs and will always be a threat in the next 7 years. But then I think they will settle down and be less dangerous. I do think the Ravens will be an elite team while Lamar Jackson’s in the league. But it won’t live on forever. They will be the new Patriots for a few years after the Patriots die off. But June they will die off later too.

                                        • Kyle Kestler
                                          Kyle Kestler  1 months back

                                          Lamar was the best quarterback last week for sure. The question is sustainability. I think Lamar will be the best for the next 5 years, but Baker wil be better 10 years from now. Dalton will be consistent, won't make mistakes. Ben looks old and all of his weapons are gone..

                                          • ZAYWOP
                                            ZAYWOP  1 months back

                                            YALL DOUBTED MY DOG NOW HE ON YALL NECK

                                            • TreesRoPEEEE
                                              TreesRoPEEEE  1 months back

                                              Came to the comment section just to see my man Dalton getting roasted 😭😭😭

                                              • Aidan Powell
                                                Aidan Powell  1 months back

                                                No. Absolutely not. Not yet.

                                                • That Recluse
                                                  That Recluse  1 months back

                                                  haha funny to hear talking heads reluctant to give LJ his props.

                                                  • TexasBass Fishing
                                                    TexasBass Fishing  1 months back

                                                    First take..Get Up ..Good morning football..espn..espn2.. NFL live Undisputed skip and Shannon....bunch of Lamar Jackson doubters.

                                                    • Atlantic Drifter
                                                      Atlantic Drifter  1 months back


                                                      • SuperVillian SVWorld
                                                        SuperVillian SVWorld  1 months back

                                                        Lamar already the best in the division.

                                                        • michael jackson
                                                          michael jackson  1 months back

                                                          Well I know he is better than two already, I 5 years i can see hime eclipsing big ben

                                                          • Terry White
                                                            Terry White  1 months back

                                                            Lamar and the ravens won’t say it but I will. See y’all at the Super Bowl.

                                                            • Kristopher Jackson
                                                              Kristopher Jackson  1 months back

                                                              Lamar Jackson will be the best QB in the North. You can bet that!

                                                              • Marely Palomera
                                                                Marely Palomera  1 months back

                                                                Why is molly on the show still ?

                                                                • Evo Waves
                                                                  Evo Waves  1 months back

                                                                  Yes he will be.

                                                                  • sumsar0125
                                                                    sumsar0125  1 months back

                                                                    I like Stephen better when he doesn't scream and shout, just a scoge.

                                                                    • praise JESUS King and Savior

                                                                      But it's not just Lamar running when they don't load the box.. the Ravens have 3 really good running backs. So if you defend the pass, the Ravens will run it down your throat and control time possession, giving the defense much rest as well.

                                                                      • FEMA Camps Guillotines RFID Chips NWO

                                                                        Just wanted to say your 2020 NFL MVP will be Lamar Jackson

                                                                        • Kevin
                                                                          Kevin  1 months back

                                                                          "Look at week 1!"
                                                                          Week 4: Lamar Jackson on IR

                                                                          • Mike Oz
                                                                            Mike Oz  1 months back


                                                                            • aroperdope
                                                                              aroperdope  1 months back

                                                                              James Connor seems slow

                                                                              • Eddie Business
                                                                                Eddie Business  1 months back

                                                                                Molly fucked Damien Woody up by asking him first he can't think for himself and they know it he usually goes off what ever Stephen a Smith says . Note Damiens nuances very Stephen a exqes. Have some nuts speak your own mind. Lamar jackson the Action!!!!!

                                                                                • sons of liberty
                                                                                  sons of liberty  1 months back

                                                                                  Hahahahaha, lol. Roflmao. That's so funny. One week in and the sky is falling. Come on man. Get serious.

                                                                                  • Tommy Magee
                                                                                    Tommy Magee  1 months back

                                                                                    shut up molly

                                                                                    • youngmiestro 84
                                                                                      youngmiestro 84  1 months back

                                                                                      Vengeance is mine. Saith lamar jackson

                                                                                      • Tyler’s Cards
                                                                                        Tyler’s Cards  1 months back

                                                                                        Lol STILL cant admit it

                                                                                        • K Platt Jr.
                                                                                          K Platt Jr.  1 months back

                                                                                          Jackson played against miami who tankn 4 qb j. Herbert. R tua ext. Stil aint sold on jackson. Do it againt zona who got 2 vicious pass rushers . c.jones n t sizzle. Dats over 200 sacks combined! . wnt fly dis week👀🏈💯

                                                                                          • K Platt Jr.
                                                                                            K Platt Jr.  1 months back

                                                                                            My big ben will bounce back 👀🏈💯 dnt sleep

                                                                                            • Dead Pool
                                                                                              Dead Pool  1 months back

                                                                                              You just have to beat one team in week one and these dumb fans and ESPN know it alls are ready to crown u. The fans are so gullible especially if they're team won this week like Baltimore and Dallas. Bet u both teams won't even make the playoffs lol

                                                                                              • Usher Dixon
                                                                                                Usher Dixon  1 months back

                                                                                                Everybody has been hyping the Browns and the Ravens were underrated