Lamar Jackson represents the Baltimore Ravens at the National Football League (NFL). Jackson plays in the position of a quarterback. He was the 32nd overall pick by the Ravens in the first round thofe 2018 NFL draft. Jackson was born on 7 January 1997, and played college football for the University of Louisville. He was named the men's ACC Athlete of the Year for all conference sports, following the 2017–18 school year.
He became the team's starting quarterback quickly after he began his rookie season as a backup. During his rookie season, he indeed became the youngest quarterback to start a playoff game. He also led the team to the AFC North division title. In his first full season as starter, Jackson set a record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in the 2019 season and with 36 touchdown passes, he led the league table. He was awarded the 2019 NFL’s Most Valuable Player for his tremendous skills and extraordinary performance in that season, making him the second youngest player to achieve this feat, and only the second player to receive a unanimous selection for the award.
Jackson is only the fourth African-American quarterback to have earned the title of MVP. To add to his list, while in college he has also won the Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award, and during his sophomore year in 2016, he was unanimously selected as an All-American at the University of Louisville. In 2016, after the leap he made in the Syracuse game, he was awarded a Louie for Play of the Year. Jackson also won a Louie for being named the Adidas High Performance Male Athlete of the Year in 2017, for his outstanding sophomore campaign.
He ended his 2020 season by sustaining a concussion on the last play of the third quarter, as the Ravens lost 3–17 to the Buffalo Bills. During this season he was also tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He was activated on December 7.
After quite an efficient end to the season, he is hopeful to make a stellar comeback with the Ravens in the upcoming 2021 season. Though there is quite some work to be done, there have been reports that Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are in the early stages of extending his contract.