How much is Lamar Jackson salary/net worth? contract, career & awards

Born as Lamar Demeatrice Jackson Jr, Lamar Jackson is one of the prominent names in American football. Currently, he plays as a quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL).

He started his NFL career in the year 2018. Before stepping in the NFL, he played college football for the Louisville Cardinal Football team. Before joining Louisville, he also played football for the Boynton Beach High School.

He wins numerous awards throughout his collegiate and NFL career, including Heisman Trophy, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award. In 2020, he was the first quarterback who rushes for 1,000 yards in a season more than once. By reading the above lines you must be curious to find out more about this player. Let’s talk more about Lamar Jackson career, net worth, contract, jersey and awards and some other facts

Lamar Jackson High School Career

Lamar went to Santaluces Community High School where he played football in his sophomore year. He later transferred to Boynton Beach High School situated in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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At the high school, he played two seasons at the varsity football team in the supervision of Boynton Beach coach Rick Swain. While in high school, he also got a chance to play with national ranked team Miami Central High School. Boynton team lost game against Miami but he performed well in that game.

This multitalented not only excels in the game of football. He also showed his skills track & field having a record of 11.45 sec in the 100 meters dash.

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Lamar Jackson Career with Louisville Cardinals football team

Upon High School, Lamar Jackson went to the University of Louisville and played for Louisville Cardinals football team. He accomplished 135 of 247 passes for 1840 yards and 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions in his freshman year.

At the first game in his sophomore year, he recorded eight touchdowns in the first half against Syracuse University. He later completed 13 of 20 passes for 216 yards, with one touchdown, one interception with 4 rushing touchdowns.

While playing against the Marshall, he played outstandingly well with a great win. On December 8, 2016, he bagged Walter Camp Award as well as Maxwell Award.

Later in December, he was also chosen for the 2016 Heisman Trophy. He also becomes the winner of Louisville’s Heisman trophy and the youngest ever winner of the award at the age of 19.

Apart from that, his impeccable performance helps him earn the Adidas High Athlete Performance of the Year and Louie Player of the Year.

He did not play much more games in his junior year. He accomplished 3,660 passing yards, 27 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 13 games. In 2017-2018, he was named men’s ACC Athlete of the Year.

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Professional Career & Success Story of Lamar Jackson

In 2018, Lamar Jackson landed his steps in the NFL world. The Baltimore Ravens drafted him in the first round with the 32nd overall pick in the draft. Lately, he was being traded for the selection Philadelphia Eagles.

On June 5, 2018, Jackson agreed on a rookie contract worth $9.47 million along with the $4.97 million bonus amount.

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2018 season of Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson made his NFL debut against the Buffalo Bills with a victory of 47-3, accomplishing the 24 passing yards and 39 rushing yards. On November 2018, he made his career first starting against the Cincinnati Bengals. At that game, he had 13 for 19 150 yards with a 24-21 victory. The same week against the Oakland, he threw 178 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

In the 13th week, his game improved much more against Atlanta Falcons with 26-16 victory. On the 16th week, he helped his team win over the Los Angeles Chargers with 12 passes, 204 yards, and a touchdown.

In the 2018 overall season; Jackson had 1201 passing yards, six passing touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

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Lamar Jackson Career (2019 season)

At the first week of 2019, he played remarkably well against Miami Dolphins with the career-high 324 yards and five touchdowns in the 59-10 victory.  During the second week, his team won by scoring 23-17 against the Arizona Cardinals.

In the 6th week, he had 236 passing yards, 152 rushing yards against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was also the first player in the NFL history who made a record of 200 yards and rush for 150 yards in a regular-season of the game.

In the 7th week, his team led an outstanding victory over Seattle Seahawks, where he had contributions of 143 passing yards, 116 rushing yards and a touchdown.

In the eight week, his team competed with the unbeaten New England Patriots. The Baltimore had 37-20 of victory. For his outstanding performance, he bagged the second AFC Offensive Player of the Week Award.

Jackson match against the Houston Texans, he was the first quarterback who threw four or more touchdowns in a particular game with a 41-7 outstanding victory. In another match against Los Angeles Rams, he had 169 yards and five touchdowns with a 45-6 win. Due to his performance, he also bagged the fourth AFC offensive player of the year. Right after another game, he had 105 passing yards, 101 rushing yards against the San Francisco 49ers.

In the year 2019, his game improved compared to 2018. On Thursday Night Football Game (week 15), he had 212 passing yards for five touchdowns with a 42-21 against the New York Jets. Later on, he had an excellent performance Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steelers. 

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2020 season

Jacksonstarted his 2020 season against the Cleveland Browns with a win of 38-6. Due to his performance, he was honoured with AFC Offensive Player of the week. Later on Monday Night Football, he performed well, but couldn’t taste the winning success against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

In the eighth week against the Steelers, he had 208 yards and eight touchdowns with two interceptions in a 28-24 loss. On November 26, 2020, he tested positive due to COVID-19 and moved for quarantine. However, he got back in the field on December 7, 2020. 

After his return, he performed well with a 34-17 win over Dallas Cowboys. Right another week; he made an NFL record of most rushing yards as quarterback against the Cleveland Browns. 

In the 15th week of 2020, Jackson had 243 yards, one interception and three touchdowns in a 40-14 win against the Jacksonville Jaguars. In a 17th week, his team had a huge margin win of 38-3 against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

2021 & 2022 Season

The season 2021 was not fruitful for him. Although, he had fifth-year option on Jackson’s contracworth a guaranteed $23 million for the 2022 season. But in 2021, second time he contacted with the Corona Virus.

After recovering from COVID, he played against the Las Vegas Raiders with 235 passing yards, 86 rushing yards, a passing downs. However, Ravens lost in overtime with 27-33 loss. Later on that season, he played outstandingly against Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, Indianapolis colts, Los Angeles Chargers, and Cleveland Browns.

In 2022, he extent his contract with Ravens that he could improve his game and earn more. Later in that year, he played against New York Jets, Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots and New York Giants. In the 13th week, he suffered through sprain PCL while playing against the Denver Broncos

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How much is the net worth and salary of Lamar Jackson? contract and career earnings

Lamar Jackson is one of the best quarterbacks of the NFL game. He is currently on a rookie deal with the Baltimore Ravens. He agreed on a 4-year contract worth $9.7 million and had earned $1.3 million during the NFL season.

Lamar Jackson’s total career earnings and salary boosted his net worth. His net wealth is increasing day per day. As per the reports he has an estimated net worth of $6 million.

Lamar Jackson endorsements

In the year 2020, Lamar signed an endorsement deal with California-based giant sports manufacturer “Oakley”. He represents the brand along with Patrick Mahomes, Derwin James. Julu Smith-Schuster as Oakley sponsored players.

Lamar also launched his own clothing line Era 8 Apparel. This is synonymous with his jersey number 8. His clothing brand includes hoodies, t-shirts, jackets, bubble jackets, caps and also COVID-19 face masks. All of his products are stylish, well-designed, reliable and long-lasting.

Awards and Accomplishments

Throughout the NFL career, Lamar Jackson wins several awards and rewards. Here are the lists some of the major awards:

  • #1 ranked player on NFL Top 100 (2020)
  • Bert Bell Award (2019)
  • FedEx Player of the Year (2019)
  • Sporting News Offensive Player of the Year (2019)
  • NFL Most Valuable Player of the Year (2019)
  • First Team All Pro (2019)
  • Pro Bowl (2019)
  • Pro Bowl Offensive MVP (2019)
  • Youngest quarterback to start a Pro-Bowl game
  • Youngest quarterback to achieve a perfect passer rating
  • Most rushing yards by a quarterback in the particular season

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