OWINGS MILLS (Md. Lamar Jackson will have his way and he won't wear No. 8 will not be worn for long.
Jackson stated that he has a personal reason for changing his jersey number on the Ravens' podcast "The Lounge", although he must achieve something to do so. Jackson said, "If we win Super Bowl, I'm going up to No. Jackson stated. Jackson said, "I want the No. 1. This is my first ever number. My father told me to get number 1. Because that's the best. You are the best. It stuck with me for a long time."
Jackson wore No. Jackson, who wore No. 7 in high school was awarded No. 8 when he arrived in Louisville. No. He kept No. 8 because his mother believed it represented "new beginnings."
Jackson's No. The Ravens have become very popular with the number 8. Patrick Queen, an inside linebacker at LSU, wore this number and joked about trying to take it from Jackson in the offseason when rules changed.
Jackson, however, made it clear that he wants to own two numbers. Jackson said, "I want No. Jackson said, "I want to retire No.8 and No. Jackson stated. Jackson said, "I want that here at Ravens. I want to win the Super Bowl with No. 8 on, then do as much with No. 8 on, then return to the original with 1 on."
The Ravens do not officially "retire", but they don't have to stop using certain uniform numbers. A few jersey numbers haven't been worn since the retirement of certain players, such as Ray Lewis (No. 52), offensive tackle Jonathan Ogden, (No. 75), safety Ed Reed 20), Terrell Suggs, linebacker (No. 55), and Marshal Yanda, guard (No. 73
Jackson led Baltimore to the playoffs each of his three previous seasons. He has compiled a record of 30-7 in the regular season. He is now 1-3 in the postseason and has not advanced past the divisional round.