Steve Young: Ravens' Lamar Jackson "Should Watch" Texans' Deshaun Watson Play the Quarterback Position
Hall of Fame and Super Bowl-winning quarterback and current ESPN's Monday Night Football analyst Steve Young took time to discuss Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson's ascent to one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL.
Young lauded the play of Jackson, but if the Ravens' quarterback wanted to take the next step at the position, he pointed to Houston Texans Deshaun Watson.
Watson has helped break the mold of being labeled as an athletic quarterback using broken plays to move the football in 2019. This season has seen Watson work from the pocket and throw the football with confidence.
Currently, Watson is completing a career-high 70.2% of his passes with 23 total touchdowns.
Young mentioned that Jackson should continue to develop his game and follow Watson's lead of being able to win from the pocket.
"I think until further notice to play championship football, you're gonna have to be the orchestrator from the pocket," Young said during the pregame of Monday Night Football. "You can't make enough plays, as electrifying as they are, and proven by Deshaun Watson, he should watch Deshaun Watson."
Young continued, "Deshaun has said I can be as electrifying as anybody, but I'm going to play the position. Lamar has said, I want to learn the position as well. That doesn't mean you can't be electrifying. It doesn't mean you can't run around and make some tremendous plays."
When playing quarterback, Young was considered a runner before a passer, and he understands the importance of being a passer from the pocket in the NFL.
Young likes the development of Watson and how he has been performing as a passer in the Texans offense.
"That means that foundationally, I am going to be rooted at this quarterback orchestrating from the pocket," Young continued. "If Lamar can follow Deshaun's footsteps because Deshaun is doing that. They both can be, to me, outlawed. They should be outlawed from the NFL. If they pull this off because they will not be stopped."
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