Lamar Jackson named Ravens’ MVP by local media

Andrew Gillis
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Lamar Jackson named Ravens’ MVP by local media originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington

Quarterback Lamar Jackson, for the second straight season, was named as the Ravens’ MVP by local media on Wednesday morning. 

The vote, put together by Luke Jones of WNST, included tackle Orlando Brown Jr. who has filled in for Ronnie Stanley, cornerback Marlon Humphrey and kicker Justin Tucker

Humphrey placed second, while Brown and Tucker tied for third.

“I appreciate that,” Jackson said. “I feel like I always tell you guys that’s a team award. We’ve been through so much adversity this year and hit humps and stuff like that, our guys just find a way to pull through and keep fighting.”

Jackson’s numbers, on paper, have taken a dip from his league MVP campaign in 2019, but he’s still the driver of the Ravens’ offense. 

In 14 games this season, he’s thrown for 2,644 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He’s added 908 yards on the ground with seven rushing touchdowns as well. 

Sunday, he can become the first quarterback in league history to have multiple 1,000-yard rushing seasons, though he said he’s only focused on beating the Bengals and making the playoffs. Last year, he broke the rushing record for yards in a season for a quarterback.

Since Jackson has returned from his bout with COVID-19 on Dec. 8, his stats haven’t necessarily improved, but he’s completed at least 64.7 percent of his passes in the last four games and led the team to a massive, heart-stopping win against the Browns on Monday Night Football more than two weeks ago.

“He’s a guy that I’m always very proud of,” coach John Harbaugh said. “He’s a guy that can look tough situations squarely in the eye and try to figure out a way to overcome them. He never gets too down about anything, he always works hard. Those are the things you appreciate about him.”