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).