Max Kellerman of ESPN gave his two cents on the Baltimore Ravens first-round selection Lamar Jackson playing along side starter Joe Flacco.
While Kellerman stated he is happy about the fact that Jackson is getting playing time on the field, he believes that it touches on the issue of that United States problem with black leadership.
“I like it,” stated Kellerman. “And I know when I say that, there is the ever-present issue of the fact that in this country, as Warren Moon can tell you, in the NFL, they have forever been trying to turn African-American quarterbacks into other players, not quarterbacks and to shift them to other positions because of, you know, racist ideas about, certainly at least racial, but I would say racist ideas about leadership and all kinds of other made-up nonsense — and also maybe just the idea that a black man in that position is in a high-profile position, and we know the history of this country and of the league, culturally, has been very bad about this issue oftentimes. So, I realize when I say I like Lamar Jackson lining up at other positions that that is fraught because it touches on those issues.”