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Why Bernard Pollard Was Right in His Viral Tweet Criticizing Lamar Jackson

Former Ravens player Bernard Pollard on Twitter: “No TOP Wr will ever come there while LJ is there. Plenty of WRs have been available to get in the off-season while LJ has been starting, but nobody wants to go. They give him the respect, but they don’t want to play with him. LJ is good but he’s not able to make the throws.”

Colin Cowherd: “When you’re in the media and you criticize Lamar Jackson you get pushback. I didn’t have him in my top 10 quarterback list earlier this week -- ‘WHAT’S GOING ON!?’ What’s going on is that two years ago Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, and Kyler Murray weren’t this great. People have replaced him and many of the young AFC quarterbacks are better, that’s why he’s out of my top 10. There is also a truth about Lamar – he has struggled playing from behind and he struggled in the postseason. These are truths, not just narratives. As wide receivers now make significantly more money than they made just five years ago, receivers want to play for the best quarterback. Remember, Hollywood Brown, his number one receiver left, and many speculate that Hollywood Brown just did not think he could get the big numbers with Lamar. Lamar likes to throw to tight ends a lot, especially on big third downs with pressure. I don’t think Hollywood Brown is leaving Patrick Mahomes, I don’t think he’s leaving Josh Allen, I don’t think he’s leaving Brady, I don’t think he’s leaving Matt Stafford. He left Lamar and they were supposed to be friends. There is a sense that certain quarterbacks in this league are ascending and I think there’s a feeling around the league – fair or not – maybe Lamar is no longer ascending. Plateaued, there’s a book on him.” (Full Segment Above)

Watch Colin Cowherd discuss former Ravens player Bernard Pollard's recent viral tweet on Lamar Jackson, as Colin defends Pollard’s tweet that said top-flight free agent wide receivers don’t want to sign with the Ravens because Jackson isn’t ‘able to make the throws.’

Check out the segment above as Colin details why there shouldn’t be pushback to people ranking Jackson outside their top 10 quarterbacks list, and why there’s a sense around the league that Jackson is no longer ‘ascending’ the same way other young QB’s the likes of Justin Herbert, Kyler Murray, and Joe Burrow are.

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