Hold up, did Lamar Jackson tip off a pass play with a towel grab?
According to reporter Chris Collinsworth, that is exactly what was going down with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. Read on…
— Kevin Boilard (@247KevinBoilard) November 4, 2019
CelebNSports247.com reports that during the fourth quarter of the Baltimore Ravens-New England Patriots game, Collinsworth spotted Lamar Jackson grabbing his towel hanging on the back of his belt.
The move means that the quarterback was getting prepared for a passing play. When he did not grab the towel, it was a running play.
TotalProSports reported first adds, right after Collinsworth shared the tip, Jackson didn’t grab his towel and the Ravens ran the ball. That information may have made its way to the ravens because a timeout would soon follow and the next two plays Jackson would grab his towel and the Ravens ran the ball.
Collinsworth speculated that someone heard the tip on the broadcast and passed it along to the Ravens to break the pattern.
Here are a few reactions on social media:
That’s a pretty amazing pick up by Collinsworth on Lamar Jackson possibly tipping plays by grabbing the towel. I’m actually shocked that Belichick doesn’t have someone already communicating it to the sideline
— Josh Kail (@THATJoshKail) November 4, 2019
Did Collinsworth just do the football equivalent of tipping signs in that Lamar Jackson towel analysis? #NEvsBAL
— Joe Tansey (@JTansey90) November 4, 2019