Lamar Jackson gifts Rolex watches to Baltimore Ravens offensive linemen this Christmas after a stellar season
The 22-year-old is a shoo-in for NFL MVP for the season, and he made sure to show his gratitude to the men who made it possible
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is coming off what has been one of the greatest seasons in NFL history and is almost guaranteed to win the NFL MVP award. He therefore made sure to express his thanks to those who did the dirty work to make it possible.
The 22-year-old gifted each of the Ravens' offensive linemen a brand-new Rolex watch for Christmas, with all of them making sure they showed their gratitude for his act of kindness.
Speaking to reporters on Christmas day, guard Bradley Bozeman gushed, "We're really grateful for that guy. I had a Bolex, the fake Rolex, that costs you about $30. This is by far the nicest watch I have — by leaps and bounds."
"I appreciate it," right tackle Orlando Brown Jr similarly said. "I've got one Rollie and it’s from Japan. I bought it in college for like $200."
"It's remarkable," added undrafted rookie center Patrick Mekari. "I never really expected a gift, period. A gift like that is obviously ridiculous. It just goes to show the person he is."
While Jackson does earn in the millions, his $9.5 million contract is still quite underwhelming for someone as up-and-coming as him, and his $910,530 base salary for the 2019 season is below that of most backups.
But expect that to change soon considering in his first full season as an NFL starter, Jackson put together some incredible stats to lead Baltimore to the best record in the league and help the team clinch the first No. 1 playoff seed in franchise history.
Jackson has taken just 23 sacks, which is the third-fewest of any quarterback who started every game this year, and rushed for a record 1,206 rushing yards this season in 15 games, which broke Michael Vick's previous rushing record of 1,039 yards for quarterbacks.
However, the 22-year-old was not the one handing out Christmas gifts to the team, with kicker Justin Tucker giving wine to everyone who plays on the field goal unit.