Born on January 7, 1997, Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. plays quarterback for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens (NFL).
He played college football at Louisville and was chosen by the Ravens with the last choice of the first round in the 2018 NFL Draft. He earned the Heisman Trophy his second year.
After Joe Flacco was injured during his rookie season, Lamar Jackson took over at quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens. Jackson led the team to a division title and became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to start a playoff game at age 21.
The following season, Jackson led the league in rushing yards by a quarterback and touchdown passes by a quarterback while leading the Ravens to the AFC North division title (AFC).
As a result of his accomplishments, he was named the second black quarterback and second unanimous Most Valuable Player (MVP).
The Ravens made the playoffs for the third year in a row under Jackson’s leadership, and he became the only quarterback in NFL history with 1,000-yard rushing seasons in both the regular season and postseason.
On January 7, 1997, Jackson was born to Felicia Jones and Lamar Jackson Sr. He was raised in a poor neighbourhood in the heart of Pompano Beach, Florida.
In 2005, when Jackson was 8 years old, his father passed away from a heart attack on the same day his grandma passed away. His mother reared him and his siblings.
He received his formal education from the public school system, and he and future teammate Marquise Brown were also participants in the Florida Pop Warner Football League.
Even at age 8, Jackson had a 20-yard football throw. Jackson had an impressive 100-yard football throw in high school.
Lamar Jackson Controversy
In order to determine the best ten players at each key position, ESPN polls 50 league executives, coaches, scouts, and players each year. The World’s Best ranked the 2022 quarterbacks on Monday.
Lamar Jackson, quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, was surprisingly not ranked among the top 10.
Jackson was ranked behind quarterbacks like Rodgers, Mahomes, Allen, Brady, Burrow, Stafford, Herbert, Wilson, Watson, and Prescott.
Most individuals who looked at ESPN’s rankings of quarterbacks are upset that Jackson wasn’t even considered for the top 10.
“The fact the narrative Lamar Jackson isn’t a top 10 QB as a former MVP and who has led his club to the playoffs shows the stink of the narrative around him coming into the league,” former NFL wide receiver Rob Carpenter tweeted.
Dak Prescott is a good quarterback, but NFL analyst Maurice Moton doesn’t rate him higher than Lamar Jackson.
“I’ll never understand the Lamar Jackson smear,” Matt McGavic of Louisville Report said.
One supporter responded, “I will battle Lamar Jackson insult until my dying days.”
Since being selected by the Ravens in 2018, Jackson has been spectacular. Regrettably, sceptics of his game look to be still in the mix.
If Jackson needs some bulletin board ideas for the 2022 season, perhaps he’ll utilise this ESPN list.
High School Career
On the gridiron for Boynton Beach High School in Florida, Jackson was an outstanding performer.
Jackson was an effective read-option quarterback for Boynton Beach, where he also displayed strong running and passing skills.
Through weekly hours of film study, he honed his passing accuracy and made better decisions on the field. Jackson passed for 2,263 yards and 31 touchdowns with just nine interceptions in his two years at Boynton Beach.
On the ground, he tallied 1,624 yards and 22 scores for a quarterback rating of 102.7.
Jackson played his final high school game against Miami Central High School, who were ranked in the top 25 in the country, in the first round of the 2014 Florida High School Football Playoff 6A tournament.
Both of Jackson’s interceptions contributed to Boynton Beach’s crushing 49-6 loss.
He was also on the track squad in high school and set a personal record of 11.45 seconds in the 100 metre sprint.
The 2014 Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year was Jackson.
At now (2019), Jackson and his family can be found in Owings Mills, Maryland, a short drive 20 minutes from the Ravens’ training facility. His distant cousin Adoree’ Jackson is a first cousin once removed.
Jackson used to look up to Michael Vick when he was a kid. Jackson was motivated to improve as an NFL quarterback by Vick, and he did so by adopting Vick’s dual-threat playing style.