Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr., a quarterback with the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens, was born on January 7, 1997. (NFL).
He attended Louisville University and played college football. The Ravens selected him with the final pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. In his second year, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy.
Lamar Jackson replaced Joe Flacco as the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback after Flacco suffered an injury during his rookie campaign. At age 21, Jackson started a postseason game for the first time in NFL history and guided the team to a division title.
The next year, Jackson led the NFL in quarterback touchdown passes and quarterback rushing yards while leading the Ravens to the AFC North division championship (AFC).
He was chosen as the second unanimous Most Valuable Player and second black quarterback as a result of his accomplishments (MVP).
Jackson oversaw the Ravens’ third consecutive appearance in the playoffs, and he established NFL history by becoming the only quarterback to record 1,000-yard rushing seasons in both the regular season and postseason.
Jackson was born to Felicia Jones and Lamar Jackson Sr. on January 7, 1997. He grew up in a working-class area in the center of Pompano Beach, Florida.
Jackson lost his granny on the same day his father died from a heart attack in 2005 when he was 8 years old. He and his siblings were raised by his mother.
In addition to playing in the Florida Pop Warner Football League with future teammate Marquise Brown, he earned his official schooling through the public school system.
Jackson already had a 20-yard football throw at the age of 8. In high school, Jackson had a remarkable 100-yard football throw.
Lamar Jackson Disputation
Each year, ESPN surveys 50 league executives, coaches, scouts, and players to determine the top ten players at each important position. On Monday, the quarterbacks for 2022 were ranked by The World’s Best.
Surprisingly, Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens starting quarterback, didn’t make the top 10.
The quarterbacks Rodgers, Mahomes, Allen, Brady, Burrow, Stafford, Herbert, Wilson, Watson, and Prescott have ranked ahead of Jackson on this list.
i will fight lamar jackson disrespect till my dying days. https://t.co/XJ4Si2eIu5
— art monk (@_anhel) July 11, 2022
Jackson wasn’t even given a chance to make ESPN’s top 10 quarterback rankings, which has most people angry.
Past NFL wide receiver Rob Carpenter tweeted, “The narrative about Lamar Jackson coming into the league exposes the stink of it. The fact that he’s not a top 10 QB as a former MVP and who has to lead his team to the playoffs shows the stink of the story.”
Although Dak Prescott is a competent quarterback, Lamar Jackson is still rated higher by NFL analyst Maurice Moton.
I’ll never comprehend the Lamar Jackson smear, said Louisville Report’s Matt McGavic.
“I will fight Lamar Jackson’s insult until my dying days,” one supporter reacted.
Jackson has excelled since the Ravens selected him in 2018. Unfortunately, his game’s detractors seem to still be in the running.
Maybe Jackson may use this ESPN list if he needs some ideas for a bulletin board for the 2022 season.
After High School
Jackson excelled on the football field for Boynton Beach High School in Florida.
For Boynton Beach, Jackson was a successful read-option quarterback who was also an excellent runner and passer.
He improved his passing accuracy and field judgment through several hours of weekly video study. In his two years at Boynton Beach, Jackson passed for 2,263 yards, 31 touchdowns, and just nine interceptions.
He gained 1,624 yards on the ground and scored 22 touchdowns for a quarterback rating of 102.7.
In the opening round of the 2014 Florida High School Football Playoff 6A tournament, Jackson’s final high school game was played against Miami Central High School, which was rated among the top 25 schools in the nation.
Boynton Beach’s humiliating 49-6 defeat was a result of both of Jackson’s interceptions.
In high school, he also competed on the track team and earned a personal best time of 11.45 seconds for the 100-meter sprint.
Jackson was named the Lou Groza High School Player of the Year for Palm Beach County in 2014.