Maryland Governor Urges Lamar Jackson To Get Vaccinated

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Lamar Jackson recently tested positive for COVID-19, and that means the star quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens is in the midst of a 10-day quarantine, right in the middle of training camp. Why is it 10 days? Well, unvaccinated players who test positive for the virus have to sit out longer than vaccinated players do.

In other words, the NFL has implemented protocols that put pressure on players to get the vaccine.

With that news, Jackson is feeling pressure from several directions. The league, part of the community, and now even state politicians are taking it upon themselves to urge the Louisville product to get vaccinated.

On Tuesday, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan gave his thoughts on the MVP quarterback’s current situation.

“Lamar’s gotta get (vaccinated),” Hogan said, via a tweet from Phil Yacuboski of WBAL News Radio in Baltimore. “With the rules the NFL put down, I can’t imagine a team wanting to forfeit a game or lose a chance at the playoffs and none of the players getting paid because someone won’t get a vaccine.”

Now, I must remind you that this is the second time Jackson has tested positive for COVID. He also missed a Week 12 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers back in December. That means that he’s now tested positive twice over the last eight months.

If anyone has built up some natural immunity to the virus, it’s probably Jackson. He’s already had to miss the time, so he might have even less of an incentive to get vaccinated. Unfortunately, the external pressure to get the vaccine will probably continue.

Buckle up, Lamar.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and


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  1. I couldn’t agree more. Jackson has more antibodies from having recently had Covid than that damn shot will ever give him. He is in peak physical condition, what did he have the sniffles for three days? These politicians are out of control. Until we the people do something about it though it will never change.

  2. Covid testing for jabbed vs unjabbed are different. My guess is one or both are false positives.CDC has pulled their PCR test is the most widely used from FDA approval because of the number of inaccurate results. Also, the difference in treatment is pure discrimination. He should sue and bring the CDC’s own data to disprove the Biden Administration’s false narratives.

  3. A governor should have about 3000 more important things in his day that commenting on the vax status of the local football team. That sums up our government officials of today. By the way, it’s none of his business.

  4. Where is the natural immunity? If he had the Peking Pox last year, he should not get it again. Are these tests even accurate?

    And no vaccine for a flu bug with a 99.99% chance of survival for a young, very healthy athlete. Piss off, Big Pharma and your deep state cronies.

  5. Lockdown Larry, our Republican governor, kept Maryland on lockdown and masked up for as long as most blue states. It’s just a matter of time before he locks everything down again. Don’t expect to see a packed M&T Stadium come playoff time. How about everyone, including Lamar, does what they think is right for themselves – ?

  6. “With the rules the NFL put down, I can’t imagine a team wanting to forfeit a game or lose a chance at the playoffs and none of the players getting paid because someone won’t get a vaccine.”

    There isn’t a fucking chance this is happening. I would call the NFL’s bluff. If Baltimore needs to make up a game to get into the playoffs do you think the NFL will make sure that game is made up? They want their premier players in the playoffs so they will bend over backwards to make sure Lamar Jackson is in.

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