But, on Wednesday, Jackson actually paid one lucky passer-by $100 after the man thought he was a wide receiver and then an offensive lineman.
Lamar Jackson offered a man $100 if he could tell him his name.
The man guessed Jackson played football. The position? “You’re probably a wide receiver,” he said.
Jackson still gave him the money.
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In the exchange, which Jackson shared on Instagram, the Baltimore Ravens QB playfully offered the man money if he could recognize the 2019 NFL MVP.
“I know you play football,” the man said.
When the man guessed wide receiver, Jackson responded, “You might not get this $100.”
The man later guessed the 212-pound Jackson might be an offensive lineman.
Being a good sport, Jackson gave a $100 bill to the man and hugged him.
Moments later, the man ran back and exclaimed, “Lamar Jackson.”
“Yeah, that’s me,” Jackson said matter of factly.
After the video was shared on social media, Jackson joked: “If he would’ve said RB, I would’ve kept my $100.”
Jackson has become one of the most popular players in the league. He ranked No. 3 in the end-of-year NFL Players Association player sales list of licensed merchandise, trailing only Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes.