The Baltimore Ravens had a disappointing 2021 season, mainly because of their long list of injuries.
Included in the list of hobbled personnel was quarterback Lamar Jackson, who missed five games due to an ankle injury.
Now that he’s in full health, he would like to lead the Ravens to another postseason run in the final year of his rookie contract.
But until training camp starts, Jackson is catching up on current events, especially the recently concluded 94th Academy Awards.
Unfortunately, the biggest headline from the annual ceremony wasn’t about the best picture or the individual award winners.
Instead, the conversation revolved around Will Smith‘s spontaneous slap on host Chris Rock, to which Jackson reacted “Everybody hate Chris.”
Everybody hate Chris 🤦🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/MDc7Qhi9ZG
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) March 28, 2022
The former MVP’s concise statement is a reference to what the global audience is feeling after Rock made a “G.I. Jane” joke about Smith’s wife, Jada.
In some ways, the joke’s meaning runs deep because Jada’s haircut somewhat resembles Demi Moore’s haircut in that 1997 film.
However, Jackson’s tweet is also the title of Rock’s sitcom about his real-life misadventures in 1980s Brooklyn.
“Everybody Hates Chris” ran from 2005 to 2009 and the comedian served as the show’s narrator and executive producer.
Everybody Will Hate Lamar
Bringing the conversation back to football, opposing defenses will also hate Jackson once he takes the field again.
After ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler commented that the league will figure out Jackson, it seemed like there are still no answers for the former Louisville standout.
He was on an MVP-like pace in 2021 wherein he had to play great to give the Ravens a chance to win.
Sadly, injuries caught up with him, leading to the team’s demise as well.
Now that he’s back, let’s hope that his mobility won’t cause linebackers, defensive linemen, and safeties to slap him on the field.NEXT: NFL Insider Supports Lamar Jackson Taking His Time