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Joe Banner gets crushed for Lamar Jackson injury tweet that ignores one key detail



Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson went down with an ankle injury in Baltimore’s Week 14 game vs. the Browns โ€” a perfect time for Joe Banner to weigh in on the running quarterback’s play style.

The former NFL executive and ESPN analyst was quick to point out how Jackson Lamar Jackson was “the latest QB trying to run a lot to get hurt,” adding it’s “pretty consistent around the league” and that it should inform future quarterbacks on how to adjust the way they play.

Only one problem: Jackson was hurt after Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah hit him low following a 5-yard completion to tight end Mark Andrews:

It’s a bad look for Banner, who clearly saw Jackson was hurt on Twitter and assumed it happened as a result of a run play. He also neglected to explain how injuries toย other so-called “running quarterbacks” has become a trend (a narrative that has long been disproven in the NFL).

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It should be noted that Banner has been vocally critical of Jackson in the past, claiming in 2018 that he had “deficiencies” that could potentially cause him to fail as an NFL quarterback and that it would be prudent of him to work out with teams as a wide receiver. He has lobbied similar criticism against Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, who also has seen success as a running quarterback.

Regardless, Banner refused to back down from his initial stance, calling out anyone on Twitter who correctly noted that Jackson was tackled in the aftermath of completing a throw. He was thusly (and justifiably) hammered on social media.

Below are several of the best reactions to Banner:

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