It was a Monday Night Football match to recollect for one NFL fan because of Lamar Jackson
The Baltimore Ravens quarterback stunned Landon Berry, a younger fan who suffers from a coronary heart situation, earlier than Jackson performed a key half in Baltimore’s 27-13 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Landon, who’s a self-professed Jackson superfan, was dropped at tears when the 2019 NFL MVP walked via the door, instantly working over to him and hugging him.
In a submit on Facebook from Landon’s dad Jason, Jackson spent a while with the teenager because the pair threw a ball collectively.
The NFL fan was carrying a Ravens jersey with Jackson’s identify inscribed on the again, which the quarterback duly signed.
Jason Berry defined that the method of creating “Landon’s dream come true” by assembly Jackson had been a yr lengthy journey.
“It all started over a year ago when Landon said dad you know my favorite team is the Baltimore Ravens,” Jason wrote on Facebook.
“And I stated, oh actually why is that? He stated: ‘because Lamar Jackson is a beast.’
“All he ever talked about is how much he would love to meet him. So I started thinking how can I make this happen?”
Jason defined a good friend helped to facilitate the assembly, describing how his “heart melted” when he realized he was “able to fulfill my son’s dream.”
“Well, today was the day and I’ll never forget it. What an unbelievable experience for Landon (one we know he will NEVER forget),” continued Jason, who admitted he’s a Saints fan, but in addition now a “Baltimore Ravens Lamar Jackson fan and that’ll never change.”
In a separate submit, Landon was seen on the sphere at Caesars Superdome with Jackson as he warmed up previous to Monday’s recreation, assembly a number of the different Baltimore gamers and cheering on the Ravens from the stands.
Jackson himself replied to the video on Twitter, saying: “My boy Landon.”
This season is a key one for Jackson, because the quarterback performs for the Ravens towards the backdrop of ongoing contract drama with the NFL crew.
In the offseason, Jackson was supplied an extension price $250 million, with $133 million assured at signing, from the crew.
However, following the fully-guaranteed contracts handed out to the quarterback’s counterparts Deshaun Watson and Kirk Cousins, Jackson determined to guess on himself by turning down the contract provide and play on an expiring deal.
The transfer appears to be like to be paying off for the 25-year-old – he has been again to his finest and appears in line to signal an enormous contract within the offseason, both with Baltimore or with one other crew.