Lamar Jackson responds to social-media critic with vulgar tweet

Baltimore Ravens v Jacksonville Jaguars
Getty Images

Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has an active presence on social media. And he’s not afraid to mix it up, when he believes he needs to.

Still, at times, discretion and restraint should be exercised.

Jackson responded with a vulgar tweet to a fan who argued that Sunday’s loss to the Jaguars shouldn’t have come down to a 67-yard field goal attempt by Justin Tucker, and that the Ravens should “let Lamar walk and spend that money on a well rounded team.”

We won’t quote Lamar’s response. It can be seen here, in a tweet that has (as of this posting) not yet been deleted. (If it is deleted, it can be seen here.)

It probably should be deleted. Obviously, he’s upset about the criticism. The challenge for public figures when dealing with social media is to have thicker skin — or to just stay off of it.

94 responses to “Lamar Jackson responds to social-media critic with vulgar tweet

  1. All Ravens defeats have had them with 4q leads. Defence is the main issue. Couldn’t get 4th down stops on last drives.

  2. Mike, under what circumstance would Jackson feel it’s necessary to “mix it up” with a fan on social media? Jackson is physically gifted, but he is an idiot. The Ravens would be making a mistake to give this guy a Kyler Murray type deal. He is not a championship QB.

  3. What a class act! I can’t wait for the Steelers to dominate this over rated running back!

  4. Nah, that marshmallow soft guy was asking for it. Don’t lean in if you can’t handle the brushback.

  5. That tweet is street talk unbecoming of any professional being paid millions. Where’s your filter Lamar?

  6. The problem with the Baltimore Lames is they have no starting QB. When you have a clown wearing a QB Halloween costume who RUNS 14 TIMES, you are masking the stench of a lack of a pro-quality QB. This team is nothing but a gimmick and the NFL has discovered it is also a paper tiger with a fake QB whose IQ matches his jersey number. He is a running back pure and simple.

  7. I remember when guys like Montana, Elway, and Marino used to tweet the same thing at critics and nobody cared!!!….

  8. Lamar Jackson is not only a dumb fool, but judging by his grasp of English spelling and grammar, he’s clearly a kindergarten dropout.

  9. I’m a Bengals fan, but give him a break. He just came off of a very tough loss and emotions run high in these games.

  10. Poor little Lamar got his little feelings hurt and responsed with the same eloquence, class, and intelligence that he is known for. Oh wait! He responded like a foul mouthed punk.

  11. Hilarious, many Lamar critics are teams he torched. Lamar entertaining, fun to watch and around good guy. Carrying this Ravens teams. Mike McDonald defense has been the let down.

  12. To see him held in higher regard than Joe Burrow is funny. To see the Ravens held in so much higher regard than Cincinnati is even funnier. Bengals are built for the long haul and the Ravens need Lamar to get out of the trouble he creates week in and out. Bengals have a tough second half defense and the Ravens, well, clearly do not. Please sign Lamar to a long term deal.

  13. Unfortunately for him the browns already have a QB. That’s the only team I could see giving this poor example of a leader a new contract. No QB in this league considered to be elite would ever post something like that. I also remember a time when the owners would never sign a guy like this. Like it or not you are a role model, they teach you that in rookie training. Most people embrace it….clearly you aren’t in the “most” category. Should be immediately suspended for a game. $10,000 fine as well.

  14. So his go to move after games is to get on twitter? Shows how out of touch with the position he is. Criticism comes with your best games, was he expecting praise after losing to the Jags?

  15. Lamar and Edgerin James are two different people with two different careers but Edgerin James’s hall of fame speech should be watched by anyone that has something to say about how Lamar communicates or presents himself.

  16. There needs to be a study on the direct connection between a phone keypad and the thoughts inside a person’s head.
    It’s genius that we now have the power to instantly transmit our unfiltered thoughts as soon as we think of them.

  17. nydre4 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 7:14 pm
    I remember when guys like Montana, Elway, and Marino used to tweet the same thing at critics and nobody cared!!!….
    ———————————
    Now guess which one retired 7, 8 and 12 years before Twitter was a company. Yup, a lot of tweeting.

  18. Maybe take a break from social media and focus your attention on improving your play? Maybe accept the fact that you win as a team and lose as a team? Maybe don’t get drawn into a social media war of words (or what you apparently believe are cognitive thoughts)? Maybe…just maybe….behave like an adult? Or are those all things you’ll start to do AFTER you sucker the Ravens into giving you guaranteed money? Like learning to throw?

  19. Let’s face it, LJ8’s maturity and judgement is simply not there. Mahomes, Brady, or for that matter, no other NFL QB that considers themselves a leader would say such a thing.

    Setting that aside, the defense and Lamar’s inconsistent accuracy lost this game. On the defensive side, Peters has become a liability and Queen simply cannot tackle despite his physical ability. Thank God for Smith, he can tackle, has great instincts, and excellent judgement.

    Lamar’s ability cannot be denied and is likely the most dominant football player this side of Mahomes. But as a QB, you have to have accuracy on the intermediate and deep passes. Otherwise, the opposition stacks the box. I’m afraid Baltimore will simply tag Jackson next year and let him walk after that, unless a team is willing to give up two #1s.

  20. One of the many reasons that you need an agent. Hopefully he has an accountant to watch his millions slip away.

  21. TheTruth says:
    November 27, 2022 at 7:32 pm
    nydre4 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 7:14 pm
    I remember when guys like Montana, Elway, and Marino used to tweet the same thing at critics and nobody cared!!!….
    ———————————
    Now guess which one retired 7, 8 and 12 years before Twitter was a company. Yup, a lot of tweeting.

    ——————

    Wow…..

  22. buffalobluecollarlunchbucket56 says:
    November 27, 2022 at 7:03 pm
    That tweet is street talk unbecoming of any professional being paid millions. Where’s your filter Lamar?
    —————-
    100% true. I would add it’s language no one should use.
    Shouldn’t these guys have a PR guy managing their twitter and instagram

  23. Are we sure this young man really has a college degree? Man what a punk. He fits in very well with Harbugh the biggest whiner in the history of the NFL.

  24. What makes the tweet so incredibly stupid is that the Ravens currently have Jackson on a rookie contract and have built least talented offense in the NFL. I could see maybe if paying Lamar meant losing some 49ers level weapons but who else are you going to pay on this Roster? DeSean Jackson? Kenyan Drake? Seriously no one does more with less. This is a 3 win team with an average QB.

  25. Good to see that Lame-Arm has grown up after 4-5 yrs in the league. Seems intellectually adept as being his own agent, too. Yikes.

  26. If I had a time machine, I’d go back and give guys like Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin a twitter account.

  27. Certainly a moment of immaturity. When you have everything to lose, it never does any good to engage in an argument with someone who has nothing to lose.

  28. Lamar gets crapped on for this and there really is no excuse to publicly talk like that. Say what you want about his style of play, but they win games. There are plenty of great teams in the league that would take the Ravens record right. Big problem is they really only have one weapon on offence outside of Lamar, Mark Andrews. Lamar has to throw to senior citizens out there

  29. I would not expect anything different from the face of the Ravens…
    They are a low character low level team…

  30. Lamar is going to be shocked when they use this against him in contract negotiations.
    He wasn’t getting one anyway, but he just guaranteed he’s not getting a fully guaranteed contract.

  31. When I was a kid, athletes knew they had a responsibility to the kids who looked up to them. They tried to set a good example. It’s like we’ve totally lost that

  32. Hey Lamar, you are a running back. We all know this, if you want to come down on me bring it.

  33. I’m not offended by what Lamar said, but it’s an unwinable argument. Let it go. Too many clowns on social media. PFT is the limit of my online presence for that exact reason.

  34. This is the guy who is so intelligent he can be an agent as well as team-leading QB. Maybe he should hire a ghost writer to put the finishing touches on the contract.

  35. pookiebooboo says:
    November 27, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Well from the Ravens standpoint, this was pretty mild, at least he didn’t murder anyone
    ————————————————————————————
    Say what you want, but nobody wanted to run up the middle against the Ravens that year.

  36. Not that big a deal. People make too big a deal over social media. I never want people fired or banned from society over stupid tweets. Fact is Lamar isnt playing that great these days. For where he wants to be viewed as a QB and for what he wants to be paid. As far as Lamar being mad about some tweet, who cares. He should be mad. He knows his leverage is slipping away.

  37. paupwarner says:
    November 27, 2022 at 8:18 pm
    Lamar gets crapped on for this and there really is no excuse to publicly talk like that. Say what you want about his style of play, but they win games. There are plenty of great teams in the league that would take the Ravens record right. Big problem is they really only have one weapon on offence outside of Lamar, Mark Andrews. Lamar has to throw to senior citizens out there
    ————————————————
    They had to leave cap space to offer him a contract.

  38. I just want to know how the rest of the Ravens offense understands his audibles. Maybe we’ve hit on the problem?

  39. This guy wants 250 mil guaranteed? I’m betting he doesn’t get it…
    I’d unload this guy for a first rounder and a ham sandwich…

  40. Hehe, I chuckled. I wouldn’t be able to control myself if I was one of these dudes constantly being criticized, regardless of how much money I made. He’s human, not a robot.

  41. A real pro would ignore the comment,or better still,stay off of social media and act like an adult. I thought that Jackson was better than that. I was wrong.

  42. Jackson’s behavior does not seem even remotely connected to Harbaugh’s culture. Is it just me?

  43. Aww, poor Lamar. He can’t take criticism? And yet with all the crap Tua has taken from the media and posters everywhere, along with the Deshaun Watson rumors he hasn’t said a word. He didn’t demand a trade. All he’s done is ball out all year.

  44. Jackson is a very good QB, one of the top 6-8 QBs in the NFL in the regular season depending what you prioritize in your offense. He hasn’t risen to the occasion in the post-season though and I don’t think anyone sensible would take him over Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen or put him in the top 3 or 4 QBs.

    Getting into Twitter fights with anyone is dumb. It’s super dumb for a public figure to get into Twitter fights with some random person they don’t know and have nothing to do with. It’s a dumb distraction for a team. It’s not something that Mahomes or Allen do, it’s not something Brady or Brees did. It’s a different some of dumb thing, but it seems about as dumb as some of the stuff Aaron Rodgers does.

  45. I guess the haters finally got to him. It must really suck for a guy to put in the hard work, win an MVP and get treated like he does. All the running back talk and everytime he loses, the trolls come out with vitriol. All you ever hear is, he can’t win a Super Bowl. Why is that not attached to any another QB? And with all that, he is once again, first place in the division, just where he left off last year. Smh…

  46. It’s an absolute no brainer to sign him long term. The dude is 25 and not even in his prime. He’s won 70% of his games since he became the starter. Do you really think you will find better in the draft or free agency? You won’t.

  47. nite2al says:
    November 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    All you ever hear is, he can’t win a Super Bowl. Why is that not attached to any another QB?

    ===

    I know you weren’t born yesterday, so a question like that is nonsensical. It’s attached to every QB good enough to plausibly win a SB and every QB who *has* won a SB starting right after they win one (see: Rodgers, Aaron).

    A better question is: Why is no other QB acting like this on social media?

  48. Jacksons conduct and one dimensional play shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone.
    He’s a media and fantasy football darling but low IQ and not a leader (see Vick, Michael and Newton, Cam).
    The shine is wearing off.
    It also doesn’t help that Harbaugh is a head coach.

  49. kevpft says:
    November 27, 2022 at 10:52 pm

    nite2al says:
    November 27, 2022 at 10:18 pm

    All you ever hear is, he can’t win a Super Bowl. Why is that not attached to any another QB?

    ===

    I know you weren’t born yesterday, so a question like that is nonsensical. It’s attached to every QB good enough to plausibly win a SB and every QB who *has* won a SB starting right after they win one (see: Rodgers, Aaron).
    __________________

    Josh Allen can’t win a SB? Burrow? Yeah, sure I heard that plenty of times. Herbert, well he hasn’t made the playoffs yet, so of course he can’t. Yeah, heard that plenty of times. NOT.

  50. Whoever the GM is in Baltimore is a smart person. This is not going to end well for Jackson. I wonder how that personal conduct policy will affect his playing time being able to play going forward.

  51. That’s the face of your franchise right there being not smart enough to ignore a guy that doesn’t matter at all to the Ravens.

    He’s going to be suspended, he just cost himself 10’s and 10’s of millions of dollars in contracts and endorsements.

  52. seenfootball says:
    November 27, 2022 at 9:22 pm
    Jackson is a very good QB, one of the top 6-8 QBs in the NFL in the regular season depending what you prioritize in your offense. He hasn’t risen to the occasion in the post-season though and I don’t think anyone sensible would take him over Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen or put him in the top 3 or 4 QBs.

    Getting into Twitter fights with anyone is dumb. It’s super dumb for a public figure to get into Twitter fights with some random person they don’t know and have nothing to do with. It’s a dumb distraction for a team. It’s not something that Mahomes or Allen do, it’s not something Brady or Brees did. It’s a different some of dumb thing, but it seems about as dumb as some of the stuff Aaron Rodgers does
    ——————————————

    Rodgers is going to the same hall of fame as Brady and Brees and Rodgers has just as many rings as Brees and Mahomes (what has Allen done to be in the same sentence as the other QBs you named?)So there is many ways to lead your team. I’m sure football as not as sensitive about foul language as you are. This has nothing to do with football. It’s just typical 2022 faux outrage and self righteousness.

  53. Shows his level of class. Truth is the reporter is right. No way they should sign him long term. Tag him with the transition and let others make him an offer. Take the two number one picks if someone is dumb enough to pay him anything near the mistakes the Broncos and Browns made. Lamar will always be a winning QB., He will never take his team to the SB.

  54. This is all on Ravens fans and the media; you created this mess. You’ve been screaming at the top of your lungs for years now about how amazing Lamar is and how he’s the MVP and greatest thing we’ve seen at QB. He was an MVP… four years ago. Once the novelty of his approach wore off, he’s done nothing but regress and literally for the past three years, aside from a few good games against bad defenses, he’s proven to be somewhere in the middle to bottom of QBs in the league. Normally he makes it halfway through the year before he tails off; this year, it started after the third game. Can you please just stop the hype train? You put him on a pedestal he never deserved to be on. And now the guy is feeling the pressure and cracking. You created this mess.

  55. Lamar created this distraction in hopes it would divert people’s attention from realizing he is merely a running back.

  56. I remember when guys like Montana, Elway, and Marino used to tweet the same thing at critics and nobody cared!!!….

    Yes! I remember back in 1972 when Montana would do almost nothing but tweet riding in his flying car, facetiming Marino and Andy Reid at the same time. Those were the days. How could we forget?

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.