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Lamar Jackson Wins Internet With Caring Act at the Pro Bowl Games

Published 02/05/2023, 10:12 AM EST

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Lamar Jackson is unsure about his future with the Baltimore Ravens next year. However, his passion for the game is unquestionable. And a glaring example of that truth surfaced in the Pro Bowl games after Action Jackson took on an unusual role when his team needed him the most.

The problem to tackle? Hydration. When the water boy couldn’t be located on the sidelines, former Heisman trophy winner Lamar Jackson took on the hydrating responsibilities. And he seemed to be locked in, paying attention to every on-field and off-field player’s H2O needs.

Lamar Jackson – The Waterboy

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You all good,” Lamar asked NE Patriots‘ Matthew Judon and his teammates. And then Jackson screamed in hilarious frustration, “Where the h–l the waterboys at?

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We need them hydrated,” Lamar continued in the All-Access Gameday Footage released by the NFL and NFL Films. Jackson paid attention to every teammate and scoured the sidelines for anyone who needed help in the water department. And fans were absolutely overjoyed to see their favorite quarterback doing everything he could to help his team win.

The Raven QB has still not signed a contract extension to stay in Baltimore next season, as the desired full extension is still not on the table. And fans demanded the Ravens move fast if they didn’t want to lose him, given some offers are already coming in for Action Jackson.

AFC clinched the Pro Bowls and Lamar’s efforts didn’t go in vain

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Action Jackson missed the last 4-5 weeks of action in the regular season due to a knee injury that even kept him out during the postseason. The Baltimore Ravens lost to the Cincinnati Bengals in the super wild-card round this year with backup QB Tyler Huntley manning the ship.

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And Lamar has not fully recovered as he was not named as one of the starting quarterbacks from the AFC side in their NFC-AFC Pro Bowl showdown. Trevor Lawrence, Tyler Huntley, and Derek Carr represented the AFC. Jarrett Stidham later replaced Carr, much like what happened at Las Vegas, toward the end of the regular season.

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Geno Smith, Kirk Cousins, and Jared Goff stood for the NFC. The AFC, with their leader Peyton Manning, clinched the overall Pro Bowl 2023 Games 71-55 over Eli and the NFC. And Lamar’s water efforts bore fruit, after all.

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Soumyapriyo Ganguly is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He holds a degree in Economics and Statistics from the Indian School of Business and Finance. Rivu is a sports nerd with his favorites being Soccer, American Football, Basketball, UFC, and Formula 1.
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