Lamar Jackson Sets Ravens Record for Single-Season Passing Touchdowns in Week 16 Win Over Browns

Jason Schandl
Lamar Jackson sets up to throw a pass against the Browns in Week 16.
Lamar Jackson sets up to throw a pass against the Browns in Week 16. / Jason Miller/Getty Images

Having already broken one record in Week 15 (for most rushing yards by a QB in a single season), Lamar Jackson set another in a Week 16 win over the Cleveland Browns.

The dual threat broke the Baltimore Ravens franchise record for most passing touchdowns in a season, racking up TDs number 34, 35 and 36 on Sunday.

There were tons of question marks surrounding Jackson heading into his first season as a full-time starter. He had already shown off his elite rushing ability as a rookie, racking up 695 yards on 147 carries, but he also completed just 58 percent of his passes last year, averaging 7.0 adjusted yards per pass attempt (AY/A).

He has certainly proven that his rushing numbers are sustainable. Through 15 games, Jackson has run the ball 176 times for 1,206 yards and seven touchdowns. At the conclusion of Sunday's 1 p.m. games, that put him fourth in the NFL in rushing yards across all positions. His progress as a passer is what has truly made this season special, though.

Jackson came into Week 16 as the NFL's leader in passing touchdowns, with 33, and he raised that mark to 36 on Sunday. His completion percentage is up to 66 percent, averaging 8.9 AY/A.

The evolution in Jackson's game over just two pro seasons has been truly incredible, and his play is a big part of why the Ravens have already clinched home-field advantage through the playoffs.

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