A year ago Lamar Jackson was in small talk to be heir to Tom Brady in New England. Now the starting quarterback is talking big about being the heir to Brady in the NFL with aspirations to bring Super Bowls to the Baltimore Ravens.
Jackson spoke with Ravens’ Hall of Fame linebacker Ray Lewis in December for Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” on his goals in Baltimore. The segment ran Tuesday night and NFL.com summarized the 3-minute teaser, shared Monday night by the show’s account.
Jackson, who overtook Joe Flacco for the starting role in week 11, discussed with Lewis his speed and love for the game before a segue into his vision going forward.
“I already said it when I got drafted: I wanted to bring a Super Bowl to Baltimore,” Jackson said. “So, I’m going to try to bring as much as I can. … I want to bring the Super Bowl here. I want to be the [Tom] Brady [of Baltimore]. I want to be the Brady, bring multiple, if I could.”
It’s not the first time the two have been intertwined. Some thought the Patriots might draft Jackson, Louisville’s Heisman Trophy winner, in the 2018 draft and groom him to be Brady’s replacement. Prior to the draft he called Brady and Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton “superheroes.”