Lamar Jackson Plans To Change His Jersey Number If He Wins The Super Bowl
Lamar Jackson does not think he will be rocking the No. 8 jersey for the entirety of his career.
On the Ravens’ team podcast “The Lounge,” Jackson said he has a personal reason to change his jersey number, but he needs to accomplish something first before that happens.
“If we win the Super Bowl, I’m going to No. 1,” Jackson said. “I want the No. 1. That’s my first number ever. My dad told me, ‘Get No. 1 because that’s the best. You’re the best.’ And it always stuck with me.”
Jackson, who wore No. 7 in high school, was given No. 8 when he got to Louisville. His mother told him No. 8 represented “new beginnings.”
Jackson made it known he has his sights set on owning two numbers. “I want to retire No. 8 and No. 1,” Jackson said. “I want to do that here at the Ravens. So, I want to win a Super Bowl with No. 8 on, do as much as I can with No. 8 on, then come back and do the same thing with 1 on.”
Jackson has led Baltimore to the playoffs in each of his first three seasons, compiling a 30-7 record in the regular season. He has a 1-3 playoff record and has failed to advance past the divisional round.