Lamar Jackson responded to a Ravens fan on Twitter who said Baltimore shouldn’t give the quarterback a new contract after losing to the Jaguars.
Emotions were high for Lamar Jackson after the Ravens lost to the Jaguars in dramatic fashion on Sunday.
That much is clear because the quarterback let his emotions get the better of him on Twitter by replying to a fan who called for the Ravens not to give him a big-money contract.
“When someone is asking for over 250 mil guaranteed like @Lj_era8 [Lamar Jackson] … games like this should not come to @jtuck9 [Justin Tucker]. Let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well rounded team,” the Twitter user said.
Half an hour later, Jackson clapped back.
“Boy STFU y’all be cappin too much on this app mf never smelt a football field never did s*** but eat d***,” Jackson replied.
Lamar Jackson looked immature responding to Ravens fan on Twitter
First off, Jackson shouldn’t be giving @CastleWillKill, a Twitter user with 157 followers, the validation of replying to him.
Jackson is supposed to be the captain and leader of an NFL team. He’s supposed to be the face of a franchise. Wasting his time on a random social media user is lame. It’s feeding the trolls, amplifying their message to a bigger audience than they could ever hope to have.
Worse still, Jackson made himself look immature at best and hateful at worst by tossing out a homophobic insult at the random Twitter user.
Jackson is 25 years old. He’s been a professional starting quarterback for five years. He should know how to present himself. He should know that his words carry weight. He should know better and do better.
The quarterback had 254 yards passing and 89 yards rushing in the loss to the Jaguars. Jacksonville scored and converted a two-point conversion with 14 seconds remaining. Ravens kicker Justin Tucker attempted a 67-yard field goal as time expired to win the game but he missed just short.