Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is one of the greatest quarterbacks in the NFL right now. There, I said it. I don’t care if Patrick Mahomes already has a Super Bowl and is making a gazillion dollars. The 24-year-old dual-threat monster was so good in his second season with the Ravens that he became the youngest NFL MVP in league history, broke Mike Vick’s single-season quarterback rushing record and nearly willed his team through the playoffs.
Jackson’s 3,127 passing yards, 1,206 rushing yards and 43 touchdowns that season earned him a spot on the cover of Madden NFL. Playstation and Xbox should add a few buttons to keep pace with the NFL player’s ankle-breaking jukes and spin moves. What’s scary is the kid is just getting started.
The legend of Lamar first began at Boynton Beach High School after he was born to Lamar Jackson Sr. and Felicia Jones in Pompano Beach, Florida. He then grew into a college football superstar at the University of Louisville, where he scored 119 touchdowns and handily won the 2016 Heisman Trophy and Walter Camp Awards.
It was in Louisville, Kentucky, that the 2018 NFL Draft first-round pick also met his girlfriend before becoming an NFL star in the state of Maryland. Let’s dig into his love life.
Who is Lamar Jackson’s Girlfriend Jaime Taylor?
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You’d have to search far and wide to dig up any Lamar Jackson dating history, but thanks to a few interviews, we do know that Jackson has a girlfriend named Jaime Taylor.
The two met at the University of Louisville in 2017, according to CheatSheet.com. They’ve apparently been an item since before he first took over for Joe Flacco as the Ravens’ starting quarterback in his rookie season. He went 6-1 in the regular season and went on to lose to the San Diego Chargers in the Wild Card round but took the Ravens to the AFC Divisional round against the Tennessee Titans in 2019.
Taylor is well-hidden on social media, as she’s not on Jackson’s Instagram account, @new_era8. She keeps a low profile and remains lowkey by being practically untraceable on Twitter, Facebook and any other website. Good luck finding many pics of her on social media accounts. She isn’t a limelight kind of girl.
She’s Learned a Lot From Lamar
We do know Jaime Taylor exists (and her name isn’t Jamie Taylor), however, thanks to an interview from the Baltimore Ravens’ official team website.
She told the team she’s learned a lot from being by his side. Jackson had to shut out detractors who thought the African-American football player should’ve switched to wide receiver or running back after college and even told ESPN he viewed those opinions as “annoying.” He picked up his first Pro Bowl selection in 2019.
“He’s taught me how to handle criticism,” Taylor told Clifton Brown for BaltimoreRavens.com. “I mean, I used to get mad when I’d read stuff. Then I’d look at him, and he’s just fine. He says, ‘Let them do the talking. You don’t have to say anything. Just show them.'”
He’s definitely showed them, and I’m sure Ravens head coach John Harbaugh is happy to have the most valuable player in the league.
She’s Apparently a Fan of Harry Potter
Lamar Jackson is one scary dude on the football field, but when Halloween 2019 rolled around he opted for a family-friendly costume. He dressed up as Harry Potter from the popular wizard movies adapted from J.K. Rowling’s novel series.
Jackson isn’t necessarily a big fan of spells and magic, but he told reporters afterward that his girlfriend is. I wonder if she’s a Ravenclaw…(ba dum tss).
“Harry Potter. I was Harry,” Jackson said at a press conference of the Harry Potter theme.
“I thought it was pretty cool. My girl she wanted [to choose Harry Potter]. Had the little coat on, I felt like I was back at the wizard’s place. It was pretty dope…I wouldn’t say I am [a fan]. I watched a few movies but it’s pretty long. I get sleepy.”Advertisement
For now, Lamar Jackson appears to like to keep his personal life as private as possible. He’ll continue to be one of the most popular football players in the United States and will probably earn a net worth-changing contract similar to Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes’ deal sometime soon.
Jackson’s career is already off to a great start. In the 2020 season, he and his team beat the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round and played the Buffalo Bills in a Divisional Round playoff game. He figures to be a player constantly trending on social media every time he steps on the field during the 2021 season and beyond.
Don’t expect to see his girlfriend in the public eye, however.
This post was originally published on August 24, 2020.