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Michael Phelps Gifts NFL-Themed Present to Coach Bob Bowman

Published 02/21/2023, 11:29 AM EST

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23 times Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps originates from Baltimore. Now, it’s needless to say that he is a die-hard fan of the Baltimore Ravens. There’s been more than one instance when the “flying fish” has talked about his favorite NFL team. While he made the entire world talk about his incredible acumen in swimming, his followers love to know about the sport he follows, and the team he is a fan of.

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Being a Ravens fan, Phelps shared a very endearing relationship with the team. Recently, when he gifted a special memento of the NFL team to his coach Bob Bowman, it definitely earned fans’ attention. Let’s dig deeper to know more.

Michael Phelps’ presents coach Bob Bowman with a cherishable thing


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Emerging from the city of Baltimore, the swimming legend is an ardent fan of the Ravens, although, his coach is no exception too. Evidently, Bowman has a room of memoirs from his favorite NFL team. Recently, there’s been a small addition. Phelps reposted a picture on his Instagram story, which was originally shared by Bowman. The legendary coach posted the picture of Lamar Jackson’s jersey, framed and hung on a wall, along with the caption, “New addition to the @ravens wall. Thanks @m_phelps00!”

Evidently, both of them are huge fans of the Baltimore Ravens and Lamar Jackson. Therefore Phelps decided to gift the 8-numbered jersey to his coach, for whom it is priceless. In fact, the team holds a significant space in Phelps’s heart, and previously, fans saw the legend defending his team publicly. Talking about his relationship with the team, it’s of utmost importance to share how an NFL player saved Phelps’s life.


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Phelps’s relationship with his favorite team

Besides being one of the most decorated athletes of his time, Phelps had a fair share of struggles after the 2012 London Olympics. In fact, he suffered from mental health issues which led him to the lowest point of his life. This is when NFL icon Ray Lewis came to the rescue! Lewis helped the ‘flying fish’ to recover from his all-time low and shared in an interview, “I gave him some harsh reality. I said, ‘Bro, what are you doing with your life?’”


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That eventually saved Phelps, as he confessed, “He tore me a new one,” In fact, after that, the Olympic gold medalist decided to learn from the reality check he received from Lewis, and took part in a rehabilitation program to make a comeback.

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Indeed, his relationship with the Ravens is more than that of a fan that urged him to gift his best person, the best gift he could have ever expected.

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Soumili Chatterjee

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Soumili Chatterjee is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She secured her bachelor’s and master's degree in English literature from the University of Calcutta. After being a technical and blog writer for nearly three years, it was her ardent love for sports that steered her career toward the sports industry.

Edited By: Anupama Ghosh