Lamar Jackson Jr. Is an American footballer; he plays for the Baltimore Ravens of the NFL as a quarterback. Baltimore Ravens picked him in the first round of pick-up in the 2018 NFL draft. He became starting quarterback in his rookie season. He is the youngest NFL quarterback to start a playoff game at 21.
On January 7, 1997, Lamar was born to Felicia Jones & Lamar Jackson Sr. He grew up in Pompano Beach, Florida. His father passed away the same day as his grandmother. His mother raised him and his siblings. He attended public schools.
Lamar Jackson played as a standout quarterback at Boynton Beach High School, Florida. While he was in high school, he threw for 2,263 yards & 31 touchdowns. His last high school game was against a nationally ranked school Miami Central High School. He was named Lou Groza, a PBC High School player, in 2014.
CAREER: LAMAR JACKSON
In 2018, Jackson declared that he was entering the 2018 NFL draft. Jackson recorded a 4.34 40-yard dash time in 2017, which was the fastest time in NFL history for a quarterback. Baltimore Ravens picked Lamar in the first round after trading up for the selection with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson signed a rookie contract in 2018 worth $9.47 million.
In November of 2018, he made his first NFL start against the Cincinnati Bengals in place of an injured player. In the second half, he made his NFL debut relieving starting quarterback 47-3 victory against Buffalo Bills, ending the game with 24 passing yards & 39 rushing yards. Against Miami Dolphins, In the 2019 season, Jackson did career-high 324 yards and five touchdowns, being the youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passing rate in the 59-10 road victory.
During week six against the Cincinnati Bengals, he finished with236 passings and 152 rushing yards, making the Ravens winner. In week 15, Jackson had 212 passing yards against the New York Jets. During the 2019 season, Lamar was also the first with 43 touchdowns & 9.0 passing touchdown percentage. He was voted the MVP of that season. After Tom Brady, he is the second player to be voted unanimously and the second-youngest player to win. He is the fourth African-American to win the AP MVP award.
For the 2020 season opener, Jackson went 20 for 25 for 275 yards and three touchdowns in the Raven’s 38-6 victory. He was diagnosed with Covid, the second time he had contracted the virus. In November 2020, Lamar was tested positive for Covid and placed on reserve. He resumed back min December. In April 2021, The Ravens extended his contract worth $23 million for the 2022 season.
NET WORTH: LAMAR JACKSON
Jackson’s net worth is $4 million, his four-year contract with the Ravens was for $9.47 million, with an average salary of $2.3 million. His annual income prediction for 2023 is over $32.7 million. Lamar bought a $1.3 million home in Maryland in 2018, an 8-bedroom house. He is said to have paid $900,000 in cash for the house. He has his clothing line, Era 8 apparel, which he started in 2019. His company sells customized clothes, facemasks, caps, even phone covers, everything named after his jersey number. Jackson’s primary source of wealth is his four-year rookie contract, although his endorsement deal and his clothing line business have added to his wealth.
Jackson is a new face compared to others in the NFL panel. In 2020 he signed an endorsement deal with Oakley, an eyewear company.
LAMAR JACKSON PERSONAL LIFE
Lamar is a Christian. He is dating Jamie Taylor; they met when he was in college. Their relationship has lasted more than three years. He mostly remains silent about his personal life, not divulging any details.
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