Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson took the time to hold up a very fitting sign after Thursday night’s game.
Jackson and the Ravens outlasted Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-22 on Thursday Night Football. After a sloppy first quarter, the Ravens found their rhythm on offense and put up three second half touchdowns en route to a second straight win.
While walking his way to the locker room, Jackson noticed a sign on the ground that demanded the Ravens to pay the 2019 league MVP. Jackson ran it back near the players’ entrance, held it up and even posed with it for a few moments.
To make things even more fun, Jackson actually autographed the sign and gave it to a lucky Baltimore fan.
He finished Thursday night with a superb stat line of 27 completions for 238 yards and two touchdowns without a single interception. Jackson also added nine carries for 43 rushing yards
Jackson is playing out the final season of his rookie contract. He’s by far the biggest name who could potentially hit the 2023 free agent market, but it’s obviously tough to envision the Ravens letting him walk.
The 24-year-old has pieced together another excellent season which should only drive up the value on his next contract. Jackson has the Ravens sitting pretty at 5-3 and atop the AFC North division with nine games to go.
On Thursday, the Ravens were bolstered by a powerful rushing offense that racked up 231 yards and a score on 33 carries. After giving up 10 first quarter points, Baltimore’s defense pitched shutouts in the second and third frames before allowing 12 in the fourth.
Baltimore now gets to enjoy a longer rest between their next game, as they won’t play until Nov. 7 against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football. The Bucs, meanwhile, will try to get back on track when they host the defending Super Bowl champion Los Angeles Rams in Week 9.