Ravens QB Lamar Jackson Wins His Second NFL MVP Award

Lamar Jackson with Baltimore Ravens in 2018
Lamar Jackson with Baltimore Ravens in 2018. Photo by John Mersits/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9795810bd)

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback was unveiled as the recipient of the NFL Most Valuable Player award for the 2023 season. This is the second time in his career that Jackson has taken home the MVP honors.

Jackson missed out on unanimous selection by a single vote. He received 49 out of 50 first-place votes and had a total of 493 points. The lone remaining first-place vote went to Buffalo Bills’ signal-caller Josh Allen. Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott finished second in the voting with 152 points, while San Francisco 49ers’ running back Christian McCaffrey finished third with 147 points.

Jackson is now the youngest two-time MVP in NFL history, surpassing Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes. He received his first MVP nod in 2019.

Jackson compiled his best career as a passer in 2023, completing 67.2% of his passes while throwing for 3,678 yards, 24 touchdowns, and seven interceptions. He also added 821 yards and five TDs on the ground while leading the Ravens to a league-best 13-4 record.

While taking the stage to receive the award, Jackson made sure to thank the Ravens’ for signing him to a new contract in the offseason.

“I want to thank my organization, the Baltimore Ravens, for finally getting the deal done,” said Jackson. “My offense [and] offensive line, I can’t thank them enough for what they’ve done. I’m not out there blocking and catching the ball and doing everything. It’s a team thing for these awards.”

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