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The Best Lamar Jackson Quotes About Overcoming Adversity, Winning & Leading By Example

Ever since 31 teams passed on him in the 2018 NFL Draft, Jackson has proven all the doubters wrong.

The best Lamar Jackson quotes from his NFL career
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Pro football scouts doubted Lamar Jackson ever since his historic Heisman Trophy run in 2016.

Despite his massive success at Louisville, NFL pundits questioned Lamar’s ability to play quarterback at the next level. Some even suggested he switch positions – moving to wide receiver or running back.

But ever since 31 teams passed on him in the 2018 NFL Draft, Jackson has proven all the doubters wrong. His unanimous MVP season in 2019 was just the beginning of a spectacular NFL career.

Even in the face of hate, Lamar has stayed humble.

His leadership style was summed up perfectly by his head coach, John Harbaugh, in 2019:

“I think Lamar is the most succinct guy I’ve ever [met]. Lamar is a leader. He doesn’t really need to develop as a leader. He’s a natural leader. Guys gravitate to him. He has a very high emotional IQ. He gets people, just being himself.”

Here is our collection of the best Lamar Jackson quotes of all time – sourced from acceptance speeches, post-game interviews, press clippings, and public appearances in his career.

The Best Quotes From Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson quote that says: The fans who believe in me, I really appreciate it. The ones who don't believe? They can hop on the bandwagon later.

1.) “The fans who believe in me, I really appreciate it. The ones who don’t believe? They can hop on the bandwagon later.” – Lamar Jackson

2.) “I fear God. Other than that … ?” – Lamar Jackson

3.) “I didn’t want to talk about the doubters and stuff like that. I wanted to talk about the ones that believed in me, because they were there from the start.” Lamar Jackson

4.) “If they hating, you must be doing something right.” – Lamar Jackson

5.) “They can say whatever they want about me, but I’m trying to compete with (Tom) Brady. People are trying to make it to Pro Bowls and stuff like that? I don’t care about that. I’m not playing for myself. I’m playing for my team. My teammates know I’m all about winning. They can see it in my face. I don’t talk about it and brag about it, but I want the Lombardi Trophy for my team.” – Lamar Jackson

6.) “Lord God, you will be with us when we take a stand for you in faith. When we defy the world’s standards and refuse to fit in with the surrounding culture, we may pay a price.” Lamar Jackson

7.) “Not bad for a running back.” – Lamar Jackson after passing for 5 TDs

8.) “I’m always trying to be perfect.” – Lamar Jackson

9.) “One play at a time. One game at a time…I don’t put pressure on myself at all.” – Lamar Jackson

10.) “It’s life. Be happy. God gave you a breath to breathe every day. You don’t need to be mad about nothin’.” – Lamar Jackson

11.) “I don’t want to brush anybody off, especially if it’s a kid – I always remember how I felt as a kid. I try to show love to all of them.” – Lamar Jackson

12.) “I love putting a chip on my shoulder. It’s just more motivation to go out there and show my ability.” – Lamar Jackson

13.) “Every time certain things don’t go my way or this and that don’t happen, I just own up to it and be a man about the situation.” Lamar Jackson

14.) “You’ve gotta have confidence within yourself. Some people might say it’s cocky, but you know what you’re capable of. And the sky’s the limit.” – Lamar Jackson

Lamar Jackson: You've gotta have confidence within yourself. Some people might say it's cocky. But you know what you're capable of. And the sky's the limit.

15.) “I’m going to always be ticked off losing.” – Lamar Jackson

16.) “Everyone hates losing. If you’re cool with losing, then you shouldn’t be playing that sport. Or whatever you did, you shouldn’t be doing it.” Lamar Jackson

17.) “When you’re trying to be great, you’re trying to work your tail off, there’s gonna be negativity. But you know they hated Jesus, and I’m not Jesus. So I don’t really worry about it.” – Lamar Jackson

18.) “My mind[set] is just different. I’ve got to get it. I’ve got to get one—at least one.” – Lamar Jackson on how much he wants to win a Super Bowl

19.) “I won’t change on people unless they change on me.” – Lamar Jackson

20.) “They’re going to get a Super Bowl out of me, believe that.” – Lamar Jackson to Deion Sanders on draft night

21.) “I had a chip on my shoulder, and I still do. I’m gonna always have a chip, til I get me a ‘ship.” Lamar Jackson

22.) “To be a champion, you’ve gotta go through a champion.” Lamar Jackson

23.) “Don’t come here if you’re not tryna win. If you don’t want to work.” – Lamar Jackson

24.) “I like to win, so I’m gonna do whatever it takes to win.” – Lamar Jackson

25.) “I’ve faced adversity my whole life…I’m ready for it.” Lamar Jackson

Is there a quote from Lamar Jackson that I missed? Drop a comment below and let me know.

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