Lamar Jackson was named the NFL’s best player of the regular season on Thursday night in Las Vegas, earning his first-team All-Pro quarterback and MVP honors. The Ravens QB received 45 of the 50 votes, with only a few players competing for the award. Jackson won the MVP with 49 out of 50 first-place votes, making him the fourth player in NFL history to win it unanimously.
Jackson had an incredible year, setting career highs in completion percentage and passing yards while throwing for 24 touchdowns and running for five. He also ran for 821 yards, contributing significantly to the Ravens’ impressive 14-4 record during the regular season. This wasn’t his first time receiving this prestigious award; he won it unanimously in 2019, becoming one of only eleven players in NFL history to achieve this feat.
While Jackson excelled during the regular season, he will face pressure going into next year’s playoffs. In previous playoff games, he has struggled, resulting in a loss to Kansas City Chiefs with an AFC Championship Game score of 17-10. In that game alone, Jackson completed 20 out of 37 passes for 272 yards with one touchdown and an interception while running eight times for 54 yards. Despite his struggles in postseason games so far, many believe that Jackson has what it takes to become a Super Bowl champion if he can put together a solid playoff performance.