Falcons Owner Arthur Blank Is Getting Torched For His Comments Comparing Deshaun Watson And Lamar Jackson

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Earlier this week, Baltimore Ravens quarterback and former league MVP Lamar Jackson revealed that he has requested a trade away from the team.

As such, the talented Ravens QB is now on the tip of everyone’s tongues at the NFL league meetings this week, including Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank.

Blank, however, made some eyebrow-raising remarks when it came to Jackson, though, as he compared the signal-caller’s situation to that of Deshaun Watson, and not in a favorable light.

“Different player, different time. You have a winner (in Jackson), a MVP in the league. There’s no question he’s one of the top quarterbacks in the league.”

“Looking at it objectively I’d say there’s some concern over how long can he play his style of game. Hopefully a long time …, but he’s missed 5, 6 games each of the last two years. Each game counts a lot in our business.” [via The Athletic]

This, obviously, has angered NFL fans considering the fact that Jackson is a former Most Valuable Player while Watson was accused of sexual misconduct and/or assault by more than 20 women.

Furthermore is the fact that Jackson, in actuality, isn’t all that injury prone, as one Twitter user pointed out that he’s played in 85% of possible games during his five-year career in Baltimore.

Still just 26 years old, Jackson has completed 63% of his passes for 12,209 yards, 101 touchdowns, and 38 interceptions during his NFL career thus far. He’s also become one of the greatest rushing quarterbacks in the history of the game, as he’s rushed for 4,437 yards (already fifth all-time behind Michael Vick, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, and Randall Cunningham) and 24 touchdowns.

At the time of this writing, Jackson remains a member of the Baltimore Ravens and it’s unclear which teams will be pursuing a trade for his services.

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