Lamar: I'll switch jersey to No. 1 if Ravens win Super Bowl
"If we win the Super Bowl, I'm going to No. 1," the quarterback said on the team's "The Lounge" podcast, according to ESPN's Jamison Hensley. "I want the No. 1. That's my first number ever. My dad told me, 'Get No. 1 because that's the best. You're the best.' And it always stuck with me."
Jackson kept wearing No. 8 in the NFL after donning the number at Louisville. He previously wore No. 7 in high school.
"I want to retire No. 8 and No. 1. ... I want to do that here at the Ravens. I want to win a Super Bowl with No. 8 on, do as much as I can with No. 8 on, then come back and do the same thing with (the No.) 1 on," added Jackson, who's currently negotiating a new contract with Baltimore.
Jackson has taken the NFL by storm since entering the league as a first-round pick in 2018. He led all signal-callers with 36 touchdown passes en route to winning the MVP award in his first full campaign as a starter in 2019.
The Pro Bowler is the first quarterback ever to top 1,000 yards on the ground in two different campaigns and boasts a 30-7 regular-season record as a starter.
That success in the regular season hasn't fully translated to the playoffs for Jackson. He's failed to advance past the divisional round in back-to-back years and is 1-3 in the postseason.
The Ravens don't officially retire uniform numbers, but several numbers haven't been worn again after specific players hung up their cleats, including Ray Lewis (No. 52) and Ed Reed (No. 20).