Ravens: Lamar Jackson is ‘focused on getting a Super Bowl’

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The Baltimore Ravens are one of the few teams that have been blessed with a winning franchise over the majority of its 25-year history.

Getting to the Super Bowl, however, is the toughest task asked of any organization.

On Wednesday, after minicamp practice, quarterback Lamar Jackson expressed interest in getting to the Big Game after being asked about contract talks.

"“You know, I’m not going to lie to you; I’m not really focused on that right now. I’m focused on getting a Super Bowl. I’m focused on getting better. I’m focused on working with my teammates right now. I don’t really … Whatever was out there – put out there – that’s what it is. Like I said before, I’m focused on winning right now. I’m trying to bring a Super Bowl here.”"

Jackson’s statement to the media is not surprising. On draft day, moments after being selected by Baltimore in 2018, Jackson promised the Ravens a Super Bowl while he is on the team.

Lamar Jackson believes a Ravens Super Bowl could be on the horizon.

Jackson’s numbers over his three-year career in the league certainly back up the promise he made. The former Louisville star helped lead the Ravens to a 30-7 record since taking over for former quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco mid-season in 2018.

Since taking over, Jackson has led the Ravens to the playoffs three straight seasons, helped the team achieve a franchise-best 14-2 season in 2019, and contributed to solidifying one of the best rushing attacks in all of the NFL.

Jackson has also achieved some personal accomplishments over his career.

In 2019, Jackson surpassed former NFL quarterback Michael Vick for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season. Jackson also became the unanimous NFL MVP the same season.

While many critics point to his inconsistencies in the passing game, he has shown improvements as a pure passer over the last few seasons, even if his highlights mostly come from using his feet.

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The Ravens will only go as far as their quarterback takes them in 2021. A championship ring to Lamar Jackson’s prestige collection would certainly hush the critics.