Expert says Lamar Jackson is easy to root
With his electric playmaking skills and affable personality, Jackson is an easy player to support, unless he’s playing against your team, of course.
NFL.com columnist Jim Trotter named one person on each team to cheer on, and Jackson was his pick for the Ravens.
“I make no secret of the fact that I am a fan of Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson – the player and the person,” Trotter wrote. “The poise and grace he showed on his draft night in April 2018, when he crashed to the bottom of the first round, remains an indelible memory. The camera continued to focus on him and his mother in an increasingly empty green room, the two of them leaning against each other, shoulder to shoulder, as they sat with their heads bowed, the tension mounting. One could wonder who was most uncomfortable at the time: Jackson or the national television audience. After the fall was over, once Baltimore came back in the first round and selected him with the final Day 1 pick, Jackson chose to look forward, not back.
“The next morning, after Jackson arrived at the Ravens facility, I asked him to choose one or the other: a Super Bowl win or a Hall of Fame jacket. He didn’t hesitate. “If you win Super Bowls, things like gold jackets can follow,” he said The fact that someone had so much wisdom, poise and humility at such a young age hit me. The truth is, it never left me. That’s why I have no problem admitting my bias when it comes to Lamar.”