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Lamar Jackson Eyes Super Bowl Victory, Jersey Number Change



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Baltimore Ravens franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson has his sights set on a lot of things, mainly taking the Ravens to the Super Bowl and coming out with a Lombardi Trophy, but that’s not all he has his sights on.

Jackson plans to win a Super Bowl and then make a change to his jersey number. Jackson currently wears #8.

“If we win the Super Bowl, I’m going to No. 1,” Jackson said, during an appearance on the Ravens team podcast “The Lounge: (h/t ESPN’s Jamison Hensley). “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 first donned the number 8 when he played at Louisville because his mother said the number represented “new beginnings.”

“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.”

For what it’s worth the Ravens don’t officially “retire” uniform numbers, but there are a number of jerseys that have not be used since the retirement/departure of certain superstar players:

Ray Lewis (No. 52),  Jonathan Ogden (No. 75), Ed Reed (No. 20), Terrell Suggs (No. 55) and Marshal Yanda (No. 73).

Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.