Michael Vick’s advice to Ravens QB Lamar Jackson: ‘Proceed with caution’

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Jackson won his first two NFL starts primarily with his legs, running a total of 37 times. His 26 rushes in his first start were the most by a quarterback in the Super Bowl era.

Vick thinks the optimum number of runs for Jackson is 10 or 12.

“With quarterbacks, we’re not used to getting hit all the time,” Vick told ESPN on Tuesday. “When we do it, it can either get you into the game or it can shake you up a little bit. It’s not like a guy sitting in the pocket, you run the risk of getting injured. I’m not saying that should deter Lamar or scare him; I’m just saying proceed with caution.”

Vick never ran the ball more than 15 times in a game. He had only double-digit carries in 25 of his 143 games.7

“Cam will play for a long time, so who knows?” Vick said. “[Jackson] may be trying to break Cam’s record after Cam breaks mine. But I will be the first to do it.”

Vick sees Jackson as “a step ahead” of him as a rookie. In 2001, Vick started two games, throwing two touchdowns and three interceptions while running for 289 yards.

Leading up to the draft, Vick spoke frequently with Jackson and predicted that Baltimore would draft him. Vick hasn’t talked much to Jackson because he trusts the Ravens coaching staff.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale

Jackson is learning from offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and quarterbacks coach James Urban, both of whom had the same titles in Philadelphia in 2010, when Vick was a Pro Bowl quarterback.

“I know he’s in good hands,” said Vick, who is now a TV analyst for Fox. “He’s very lucky to get that at a young age as a rookie.”