Baltimore Ravens quarterback, Lamar Jackson ended his stunning season after he unanimously won the Association Press’s NFL Most Valuable Player Award.
The 23-year-old becomes the second-youngest person to receive the award behind Tom Brady, who won it in similar fashion in 2010.
According to the New York Times, Jackson’s dominance in the league drew all 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league.
The Ravens All-Pro set an N.F.L. single-season rushing record for quarterbacks (1,206) and led an offense that compiled more yards on the ground (3,296) than any in a 16-game season. They won their final 12 games of the regular season to finish 14-2, the league’s best mark.
This feat places him on the sted of Patrick Mahomes, Dan Marino, and Walter Payton as the only MVP winners who were just 23.
After picking up the award, Jackson told reporters that winning the MVP award meant a lot to him despite not showing it outwardly.
“I’m still young,” Jackson said. “I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m not really trying to dwell on what I just did. If I win a Super Bowl, you’ll probably see more emotion (from me).”
“NOT BAD FOR A RUNNING BACK.” – @lj_era8
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) September 8, 2019
Jackson has excelled since he was drafted in 2018. In his second season at The Ravens, he won the Heisman Trophy as a quarterback at the University of Louisville.
He wasn’t the only Raven who picked up an award on Saturday. John Harbaugh won coaching honors, and his offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, was named the best assistant.
New York Post reports, Tennessee’s Ryan Tannehill won the Comeback Player award by one vote over Jimmy Garoppolo. New Orleans’ Michael Thomas took the top offensive player honor, while New England’s Stephon Gilmore grabbed the defensive player award.
At an interesting game that drew more than 62, 000 people, the day was sparked up by performances from Latino singer, Shakira and Jennifer Lopez.