Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson secured his second NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award, becoming the 11th player in NFL history to achieve multiple MVP honors. The announcement came during the NFL Honors show on CBS Thursday night.
Lamar Jackson dominated the voting, receiving 49 of the 50 votes, highlighting his exceptional performance and impact on the field. In his acceptance speech, Jackson expressed gratitude to his faith, acknowledging Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior, and thanked the Baltimore Ravens organization for finalizing his contract.
He specifically mentioned General Manager Eric DeCosta, owner Steve Bisciotti, head coach John Harbaugh, and his teammates, emphasizing that the MVP award is a testament to the collective effort of the team.
Lamar Jackson’s Impact on Team
During the 2023 season, Jackson showcased his versatility and leadership, passing for 3,678 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also led the Ravens in rushing with 821 yards and four touchdowns. Notably, he played all 16 games in 2023, marking the most games he has played in a season since his rookie year in 2018.
Lamar Jackson’s stellar performance significantly contributed to the Ravens’ success, as they secured a 13-3 record in games he played. The team clinched the AFC North title and advanced to the AFC Championship Game.
In a standout performance during the AFC Divisional Round against the Houston Texans, Jackson demonstrated his prowess by passing for 152 yards with two touchdowns and rushing for 100 yards and two scores in a 34-10 victory.
The Ravens selected Lamar Jackson as their first-round draft pick in 2018 from the University of Louisville, where he quickly made an impact and earned the NFL MVP Award in 2019.
His remarkable achievements and contributions to the team’s success led to a significant contract extension last offseason, signing a five-year, $260 million deal, solidifying his status as a key player for the Ravens.