After two electrifying seasons, the 2019 National Football League (NFL) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Lamar Jackson became a household name, inspiring a generation of future quarterbacks (QBs) who can manage the position with their arms, legs, and intellect. Jackson’s ability to glide and slice through defenders by rushing the ball has garnered comparison to former Pro Bowl QB Michael Vick. His cannon-like arm strength has likened him to 2018 NFL MVP and 2020 Super Bowl champion QB Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City. Meanwhile, Jackson’s remarkable 37–12 record as a starter through his first four regular seasons has caused some to mention him in the same breath as a young Tom Brady. However, the more Jackson plays, the more one thing becomes abundantly clear—he is in a class all his own. Jackson’s journey to NFL stardombegan in South Florida where, at just eight years old, he tragically lost both his father and grandmother on the same day. His strong and resilient mother, Felicia Jones, raised Jackson on her own. Jones introduced Jackson to football, and she even put on the pads in the backyard of their childhood home to


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