His hot start has drawn the attention of the NFL's all-time greatest dual-threat quarterback, Michael Vick, who offered up some advice to a player he can one day see breaking his own record for QB rushing yards.
"With quarterbacks, we're not used to getting hit all the time. When we do it, it can either get you into the game or it can shake you up a little bit," said Vick, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN. "It's not like a guy sitting in the pocket, you run the risk of getting injured. I'm not saying that should deter Lamar or scare him; I'm just saying proceed with caution."
Vick averaged just 6.1 rushing attempts per game over his 13-year career and totaled 6,109 yards and 36 touchdowns. The four-time Pro Bowler never topped 15 attempts in a single game and said he'd like to see Jackson cut down on his total carries to help preserve his body.
"Later on in my career, I did feel it more," said Vick. "It took a longer time for my legs to come back. Six-thousand yards are a lot, but I'm in the record books."
Jackson is expected to make his third straight start in place of Joe Flacco on Sunday in Atlanta, where Vick spent the first six years of his career after being chosen with the No. 1 pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.