You want a custom carpet like Lamar Jackson’s? You can order one. But it might take a while.
An interaction between the Ravens quarterback and a fan who made a custom carpet in Jackson’s image went viral this week — and don’t worry, the carpet is now in his house.
Lamar really wanted that rug. 😂 (via @NFLFilms) pic.twitter.com/jzBumpgjSI
— NFL (@NFL) November 9, 2023
The most exciting part of Jackson’s 37-3 victory over Seattle, which he wore a microphone for, was when a Baltimore equipment staffer informed him that a fan wanted to give him a rug with his image sewn on it. Jackson claimed to The Baltimore Banner that he was unaware that the rug was free to take, even though he had seen it in the stands.
And Jackson said, “Hell yeah, I want it,” as reported by The Banner. “And I was like, ‘Just tell him to make sure he gives it to you or puts it in the locker room or something.'” And it ended there. I suppose the magnified image was exaggerated by the microphone.
As of Thursday afternoon, a video of Jackson shouting, “I want that damn carpet!” had garnered 1.2 million views on X (formerly known as Twitter). The Instagram account for the custom rug maker, 112Rugs, implied orders for custom rugs were flooding into the account, including requests from other Ravens players.
A request for comment from 112Rugs had not been returned as of Thursday afternoon.
Sometimes, players send back autographed balls or photos in exchange for such tokens. Jackson said he hoped the attention 112Rugs has gotten from the viral video would be enough of a thank you.
“I believe his business booming,” he said. “It’d be better for him than an autograph.”
For those potential buyers who would like to know what they’re getting, Jackson gushed about the rug, claiming to have placed it in his bedroom. “It’s a lovely, fluffy rug. It was quite cool, he told The Banner, because my kid was playing on it when I put it on the floor at home.
Jackson refuted the notion that stepping on his own likeness was unusual when asked.
Indeed, he said to The Banner, “It’s a carpet.” It is intended to be trodden upon. I’m not upset about it.