Marcus Peters has been a Raven for just under a year now, but he's still gotten a front row seat to Lamar Jackson's electrifying skillset.
Peters and the Ravens' secondary faces Jackson every day in training camp practices, meaning on some level, they're more qualified than anyone in the league to speak about Jackson's credentials.
"He's the MVP," Peters said Tuesday. "He's not the MVP for no reason. He goes out there, and he's going to make the plays. He's a smart guy. He attacks the game the right way, and it means something to him. You can see a difference in somebody when the game means something to (them)."
Jackson, who threw for 36 touchdowns and 3,127 yards while rushing for a quarterback record 1,206 yards won the league's MVP unanimously last season. He was the youngest MVP in league history and was voted the league's No. 1 player in a poll by the players. Since then, he's become one of the most recognizable names and faces in the sport.
But what stands out to Peters is Jackson's love and appreciation of the game.
"There are a lot of quarterbacks around this league, and I'm sorry to say it, but they are getting paid just to play football because of where they came from, or they've got a great connection," Peters said. "You don't find too many quarterbacks who love to play the game like him. So, in the ones who do love to play the game like him, you see what they do. They go out there, and they put a product on the field that's remarkable."
Peters' comments came a day after Matthew Judon clarified a comment and said that, while he's playing on the franchise tag, he's certainly not the franchise player. That distinction, he said, isn't up for debate.
"I appreciate that from Matt, but I just appreciate that coming from guys like him, because he's been doing what he has been doing for a long period of time so far here at the Baltimore Ravens facility, and with us," Jackson responded Tuesday. "For guys to look at me, and me being so young, to be the franchise guy, I appreciate that. I just know I got to keep doing what I'm doing and keep trying to build up and bring a championship home."
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Marcus Peters on Lamar Jackson: Hes not the MVP for no reason originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington