It happened, Lamar Jackson ties Dan Marino. Now Jackson and Marino are tied for best start by a quarterback! Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has already achieved a lot in two years in the league. The third-year player broke the record for most rushing yards by a quarterback and won the league MVP last season.
On Sunday, after leading the Baltimore Ravens to a 24-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts, Jackson matched former Miami Dolphins legend Dan Marino for the best 30-start mark of the Super Bowl era.
Jackson is 25-5 (.833) in the regular season since taking over as the Ravens’ starter in the middle of the 2018 season, which tied Marino for the best start by a quarterback since 1966.
“It’s pretty cool, I’m up there with a Hall of Famer,” Jackson said. “But you still got to win each and every game. So, it’s all right.”
Lamar Jackson Ties Dan Marino Quarterback Record
Going into their game against the Colts, Jackson had been 0-4 when trailing at halftime during the regular season and 0-2 in the postseason. The Ravens had lost their past 20 games when behind after the first half, which had been the longest current streak in the NFL.
On Sunday, the Ravens trailed 10-7 at the half. However, Jackson turned in a perfect performance in the second half to lead the Ravens to victory. He completed all 10 of his passes for 119 yards. He also ran for a 9-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
“I think that’s really something. Wow,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson tying Marino’s mark. “Lamar will tell you it’s a team effort, I think the team will tell you that you couldn’t win those games without Lamar.”
The only other quarterbacks to win more than 23 times in their first 30 starts are: Roger Staubach and Kurt Warner, who both started 24-6.