Lamar Jackson For MVP? This Stat Proves He is Leading the Race Already

Published 10/12/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
Oct 11, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs with the ball as Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) defends during the third quarter at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


2019 NFL MVP Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens are having a productive season thus far. Coach John Harbaugh’s boys sit at the top of the AFC North division table with a 4-1 record. But all eyes are on quarterback Lamar Jackson who is arguably making a case for his 2nd career MVP trophy.

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Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in a AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The Florida-born quarterback has already thrown for 1500+ yards this season. Furthermore, Lamar Jackson has rushed for 341 yards with 2 rushing TDs to his name over a period of 5 games.

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Will he finally have the breakout season that everyone’s been expecting from him and lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl?

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Lamar Jackson making a case for the NFL MVP award in 2021

It will be safe to say that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is proving his doubters wrong in 2021. The former Heisman Trophy winner was subject to major criticism last season despite leading his team to their second consecutive post-season appearance.

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But Jackson is not giving his naysayers an excuse for negativity anymore. He looks sharp, focused and determined to add to his MVP cabinet. At present, the likes of Josh Allen and Tom Brady are his only competitors for the award.

Lamar created history last season by becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for 1,000+ yards for two consecutive years. As things stand, he is on track to break his own record and make it three years in a row.

The Ravens will go up against the high-flying Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Second-year QB Justin Herbert is having a stellar season of his own in 2021.

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This game, will be a battle of two young and fearless shot-callers. So make sure you tune in on Sunday afternoon for a thrilling game of football.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports. With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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