Lamar Jackson’s full name is Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr. He is a 24-year-old American professional football quarterback. Jackson plays in the NFL (National Football League) by the franchise of Baltimore Ravens. Lamar Jackson’s net worth in 2021 is $4 million. He played football in college as well. He played for Louisville College and was drafted by NFL from there.
Net Worth: $4 million
Source of Wealth: Salary and Endorsements
Date of Birth: June 6, 1992
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Profession: American Football Player
Record: 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds
Early Life and Career
Jackson in his youth attended different public schools and played Pop Warner football in the same Florida league where future Ravens WR Marquise Brown attended.
Lamar’s skill and ability were predicted by many analysts from an early age, touting him as a four-star recruit coming out of high school. Ultimately with his decision to play college ball at Louisville, the chances to play early on with the team came quite quickly. He never redshirted and started eight games for Louisville in his true 2015 freshman season.
College Career Record
Lamar Jackson was selected by Baltimore with their final pick (32nd) in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He was the starting QB for Louisville College from 2015 to 2017.
Jackson’s run with the Louisville Cardinals college record stands at 24-14. This notably includes a 9-3 record in the 2016 college campaign and was followed up by an 8-4 campaign in 2017. The Cardinals college team managed to make a bowl game in each of Jackson’s three campaigns.
He also became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy at 19 years and 352 days with 51 touchdowns just as a sophomore player.
Lamar Jackson Net Worth in 2021
Jackson’s net worth in 2021 has been estimated to be around $4 million. The major sources of his wealth status are his NFL contracts, salary, and endorsements.
Jackson had signed on the dotted line on a 4 year, $9,471,648 contract with the Baltimore Ravens, which includes a $4,968,471 signing bonus, $7,575,059 guaranteed, with an average annual salary of $2,367,912. All this was a part of his rookie contract that the Ravens had signed with the player after the 2018 NFL Draft.
He also became the youngest ever at winning the NFL’s Most Valuable Player award following a unanimous vote in his favor. In the process, he became the second person to get all 50 votes to earn that honor after Tom Brady.
He has opened a start-up clothing line called ‘Era 8’. Reports suggest that Jackson’s not interested in inking deals with major brands like Under Armour, Adidas, or Nike, companies who supply the NFL’s franchises with uniforms. Despite his reservations about a brand deal, in August 2020, Jackson did ink his first-ever endorsement deal with sunglasses company Oakley. But the future looks bright for this special talent and his stock will take a huge boost soon with a new contract with the Ravens rumored to be in the pipeline.
Awards and Achievements
Lamar has made quite a lot of notable accomplishments in his short yet ever-increasing young NFL career. Jackson, at 24 years of age, has thrilled NFL fans with some of the most ludicrous numbers that any quarterback might have compiled throughout one’s career. Here are some of the most jaw-dropping.
- Became the first quarterback with multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons (2019,2020)
- Completed the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,206 (2019)
- Completed the most rushing attempts by a quarterback in a season: 159 (2019)
- Credited with the most 100+ rushing yards games by a quarterback in a season: 5 (2019)
- Credited with the most perfect passer ratings in a season (tied with Ben Roethlisberger): 2 (2019)
- Became the youngest quarterback to ever start a playoff game: 21 years, 364 days (2018 Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers)
- Youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating: 22 years, 244 days (Week 1, 2019)
- Youngest quarterback to start a Pro Bowl game.
- Highest touchdown passing percentage (7.4%) in the Super Bowl Era (minimum 500 attempts)
- NFL Most Valuable Player (2019)
- Bert Bell Award (2019)
- 7× AFC Offensive Player of the Week (2019: Week 1, Week 9, Week 10, Week 12, Week 15) (2020: Week 1, Week 14)
- NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month (December 2018)
- 2x AFC Offensive Player of the Month (December 2018) (November 2019)
- FedEx Air Player of the Year (2019)
- Kansas City Committee of 101 awards AFC Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
- Pro Bowl (2019)
- Pro Bowl Offensive MVP (2019)
- First-team All-Pro (2019)
- Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year(2019)