It turns out that last year’s league MVP and breakout NFL star Lamar Jackson has serious game — in both the real and digital world. We caught up with the Baltimore Ravens quarterback as he revealed 5 things about his gamer life when he’s not dominating his other field of play. With video game-like stats and unmatched speed, it’s no wonder the nickname “Mr. Video Game” — earned back in high school — has stuck. Jackson is a force to be reckoned with, whether you’re up against his digital doppelganger or up against him in real life.
“I’m currently playing my VR game — The Lamar Jackson Experience, 2K20, UFC, and FIFA, which I’m trying to master. I’m also really excited about the launch of Madden 21 and honored to be the cover athlete this year.”
Jackson’s not the only one excited about having his face on the cover of Madden 21. But what’s even sweeter is how life seems to have come full circle, with Jackson’s first taste of Madden Live being the legendary 2004 game that had Michael Vick on the cover. Vick is considered the greatest and fastest of all time among Madden fans, and his on-field speed rating remained unsurpassed for over a decade — until now. Last year, Jackson broke Vick’s 15-year streak by 1 point and currently holds the record for the highest speed rating in the league.
Your video game version gets serious play time from real-life teammates (and opponents) who play Madden. Are any Ravens in your virtual lineup? And how does your season look so far?
“My favorite players online and live are my Ravens teammates, always. I play with my team all the time, and my season’s been going well.”
Players far and wide just can’t seem to get enough of video game Jackson. His fan base of players includes teammates like Gus Edwards and on-field opponents like Marquise Brown, who considers Jackson the ultimate cheat code — as in, all you need to win the game. The list of fans goes on and includes musicians, rappers, and even a few NFL coaches.
“The ability to communicate with people throughout the world. That’s why I like using my Bose gaming headset. It always lets me hear people clearly and they hear me clearly, too.”
Being able to hear and be heard has always been big among MMO gamers. But it’s especially important for live-action players during tournaments, such as League of Legends’ annual Worlds, where pro gamers and teams from around the globe compete live. Bose will be bringing its first gaming headphones to the live action at the Worlds as the Official Headset of LoL Esports Global Events.