Lamar Jackson 40 time: Where did he rank among QBs?
Here’s what the Ravens’ star quarterback Lamar Jackson scored in the 40-yard dash time at the 2018 NFL Combine.
If there was a comparison to quarterback Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens at the 2023 NFL Combine, it might be Anthony Richardson of Florida, who recently broke the records in the long jump and vertical jump.
The NFL Combine has historically given scoring prospects a chance to show off their freak abilities in a variety of athletic measurements, but Lamar Jackson didn’t quite follow the scenario in 2018.
Jackson refused to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine or at Louisville’s Pro Day. He apparently chose not to run the 40-yard dash at stuffing after scouts approached him about the possibility of switching to wide receiver; Then Jackson decided to only participate in throwing exercises.
His choice to sit out of the 40-yard drive obviously did not affect his stock as Jackson was eventually selected by the Ravens with the 32nd overall pick. Jackson has since developed into one of the league’s premier dual-threat quarterbacks and broke Several NFL franchise and rushing records, including the single-season rushing record with 1,206 yards in 2019.
Lamar Jackson’s 40-yard dash time compared to fastest times at the 2023 NFL Combine
Unofficially, on Louisville’s “Speed Day” in 2017, Jackson ran a 40-yard dash of 4.34 seconds.
At the time, Jackson was reportedly suffering from a toe condition that could affect his performance.
Anyway, Jackson’s 40 time technically doesn’t matter. However, he would rank as having the second-best 40-yard rushing time of any quarterback, trailing Michael Vick’s 4.33 seconds and 40 catches.
If Jackson ran 4.34 40 times in 2023, he could easily outpace every potential quarterback to date. Anthony Richardson leads the way with a time of 4.43 40 times, followed by TCU’s Max Duggan (4.52) and Louisville’s Malik Cunningham (4.54).