Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is a fast runner, but he might not be limiting his speed displays to the football field.
According to TMZ, Jackson posted a video on his Instagram account that appears to show him driving 105 mph. Assuming Jackson isn’t driving on the Autobahn, that might be illegal.
And it certainly could be deemed dangerous. As could the fact that it appears Jackson’s seatbelt light is on, which normally indicates that he’s not wearing it properly — or at all. It’s possible that Jackson’s Mercedes needs a new spark plug, but ...
NEW YORK CITY, NY - DECEMBER 10: 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist University of Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson (4) answers questions during the 81st Annual Heisman Trophy press conference on December 10, 2016, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10: A detail of Lamar Jackson of the Louisville Cardinals during a press conference prior to the 2016 Heisman Trophy Presentation at the Marriott Marquis on December 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - OCTOBER 22: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs drills before the game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
CHESTNUT HILL, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Lamar Jackson #8 of Louisville reacts following a game against Boston College at Alumni Stadium on November 5, 2016 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images)
October 1, 2016: Louisvilles quarterback Lamar Jackson getting off the bus and entering Death Valley during pre-game between the Clemson Tigers and the Louisville Cardinals at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, SC. (photo by Doug Buffington/ Icon Sportswire).
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 01: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals speaks with his mother after his teams defeat to the Clemson Tigers at Memorial Stadium on October 1, 2016 in Clemson, South Carolina. The Clemson Tigers defeated the Louisville Cardinals 42-36. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Sep 17, 2016; Louisville, KY, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball against the Florida State Seminoles during the second half at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Louisville defeated Florida State 63-20. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports
Nov 5, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Louisville Cardinals quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) prepares to make a pass during the second quarter against the Boston College Eagles at Boston College at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates after a Louisville touchdown during the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 12: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals runs with the ball during the game against the Wake Forest Deamon Deacons at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 12, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - SEPTEMBER 17: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Louisville Cardinals celebrates with Jamari Staples #2 after he ran for a touchdown against the Florida State Seminoles at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on September 17, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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After the TMZ report, Jackson apologized on Twitter and promised to set “a better example going forward.”
I made a bad decision and will set a better example going forward. #Myapologies
The Ravens did not comment on the story when asked by TMZ. But it wouldn’t be shocking if the team reached out to Jackson to let it be known that they weren’t thrilled with him driving — and recording it on his phone — so fast.
Joe Flacco is expected to be traded to the Denver Broncos once the league year officially begins on Wednesday, meaning it’s Jackson’s show as the Ravens’ starting quarterback. Plenty of NFL players have been cited for moving violations over the years, but it can’t thrill the team to see this video, even if Jackson can somehow explain the circumstances.
We’ll see if the team issues a statement or discusses this at any point. But it’s likely they saw the video before it got taken off his page.