OWINGS MILLS — Quarterback Lamar Jackson promised to bring a Super Bowl to Baltimore moments after he was drafted by the Ravens in 2018.
He has never backed down from that pledge.
While Jackson is the favorite to win the NFL MVP award for the second time in his six-year career, his main goal is to win a title.
“I haven’t accomplished what I wanted to yet, so that’s why that chip is still on my shoulder,” Jackson told Tom Brady and Jim Gray on the “Let’s Go” podcast!”. “I want that Super Bowl. That’s the accolade that I really want so bad.”
After missing the second half of the season in each of the past two years with injuries, Jackson led the Ravens to best the record in the AFC and the No. 1 seed in the playoffs.
Jackson threw for a career-high 3,678 yards with 24 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Jackson also led the team in rushing with 821 yards and another five scores.
The Ravens also had the No. 1 seed in the 2019 playoffs, the same year that Jackson was named NFL MVP. However, Baltimore crashed out of the divisional round of the playoffs with a 28-12 loss to Tennessee.
Jackson has been criticized for going 1-3 in the postseason.
However, Jackson has developed as a quarterback and has become a more vocal leader. The Ravens also have more veteran players such as linebacker Roquan Smith and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to provide stability in the playoffs.
Jackson is confident the Ravens have the personnel to bring home the franchise’s third Lombardi Trophy.
“I feel like we have the team to do it,” Jackson said. “We have the guys in the building, coaching staff, training staff, equipment guys, we got everything we need right now.”