As you know, the Ravens QB has been facing questions about his ability to pass the ball in the pocket and succeed in the NFL. Ahead of the Patriots’ Week 3 matchup with the Ravens, Belichick believes Jackson has done more than enough to prove he can throw in the pocket.
“Without a doubt [he’s answered those concerns],” Belichick said Wednesday. “It’s the type of the player, the MVP type of candidate. I think he’s more than answered them. But, we’ll see what his contract is, that will answer them.”
The New England Patriots head coach had the chance to draft Jackson in 2018 two different times. The Patriots held the No. 23 and No. 31 picks in that draft.
The Patriots actually invited Jackson to Foxborough for a pre-draft visit.
“Great visit,” Belichick said. “Spent a lot of time with him. Really interesting guy.”
Jackson shared an even humorous side of the story.
“I see Belichick smiling – usually he’s a straight-faced guy,” Jackson said. “When I seen him smiling, I’m like ‘Damn, you’re a funny guy.’ I told him that and ‘Damn, I wasn’t expecting you to be smiling.’”
Jackson has certainly been throwing the ball plenty through the first two weeks of the 2022 season, completing 38 of 59 attempts for 531 yards, six touchdowns and one interception.
Unfortunately for Baltimore, Jackson’s arm couldn’t also play defense.
Baltimore blew a 21-point lead to the Dolphins and lost a game they should’ve won easily. They will look to rebound this week.
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