Ranking the AFC North Quarterbacks: Where does Kenny Pickett fall?

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2. Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

Coming in second on this list is former MVP Lamar Jackson.

Jackson recently signed a long-term extension to stay in Baltimore for the long term after questions about his future were asked throughout the offseason. Jackson's time in the NFL has been a mixed bag, with incredibly high highs and some question marks about his durability and passing ability. Last season, Jackson started 12 games, throwing for 2,242 yards, 17 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions, while completing 62.3% of his passes.

However, he did a lot of damage running the ball. He had 764 rushing yards and 3 rushing touchdowns last season. He's had two seasons in his career with over 1,000 rushing yards. So why isn't he first on this list?

For starters, the number one quarterback on this list is also really good and has proven to be more clutch than Jackson. When it comes to Jackson, I have concerns about his durability and I don't think he's an elite passer. He's missed critical games late in the season over the last two years and his style of play means he'll be putting his body in more danger than other quarterbacks. That worries me. Also, Jackson has only thrown for over 3,000 yards in a season once over his four full seasons as the Ravens starter. 3,000 yards should be the lowest a quarterback of his caliber should throw for and he's struggled to surpass it.

There's no doubt that Jackson is a very talented and athletic quarterback and deserves some recognition for what he's done so far in his career. However, concerns about durability and his passing ability prevent me from putting him any higher on this list and I think he could even drop lower on the list by the end of the year if he gets injured again.