Lamar Jackson will be trying to end an ugly streak for rookie quarterbacks in NFL playoffs

Posted: January 2, 2019 in #BringYour"A"GameSportsTalk!, #ChicagoSportsAndMore, #Football, news, NFL Football, Sports
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Winning in the NFL playoffs is hard enough, but it has basically become impossible over the past few years for any team that enters the postseason with a rookie quarterback.

The Ravens are the only team this year entering the playoffs in that situation and if Baltimore is going to beat the Chargers on Sunday (1:05 p.m. ET, CBS), Lamar Jackson is going to have to end an ugly drought. The last five rookie quarterbacks to start a postseason game have all lost, with three of those losses coming from quarterbacks who are actually in the playoffs this year (Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Dak Prescott).

Even uglier is the fact that rookie quarterbacks are 0-7 in playoff games since 2010 when facing a team that features a veteran starter. In that span, rookie quarterbacks have actually gone 2-7 overall, but both wins came in a game where it was a rookie quarterback versus another rookie quarterback, so a rookie had to win (Andy Dalton vs. T.J. Yates in 2011, Russell Wilson vs. Robert Griffin III in 2012).

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