Offensive Player of the Year:
The winner: Lamar Jackson
Mark Ingram tied the single-season scrimmage touchdown record of 15 (tied Ray Rice, 2011) for the Baltimore Ravens in just 15 games this past season. Ingram rushed for over 1,000-yards as well and was an above-average receiver out of the backfield.
Mark Andrews set the team record for tight end touchdowns in a single-season with 10 and led the Ravens in receiving yards and receptions. Andrews was undoubtedly a top-four tight end in the NFL this past season.
Still, both of these guy’s respective season pales in comparison to Lamar Jackson’s show-stopping 2019 season.
Jackson’s 2019 season was one for the record books, as he set the NFL quarterback single-season rushing yards record with 1,206-yards previously held by Michael Vick. Jackson also became the first player in league history to pass for 3,000-yards and rush for 1,000-yards in one season. Jackson also went on to lead the league in touchdown passes (36) and total touchdowns (43).
Oh yeah, and he did all that in just 15 games. Take into account the amount of time he was pulled because the Ravens were up by so many points and it might even be closer to just 14 games.
There were plenty of good offensive seasons from the Baltimore Ravens in 2019. Unfortunately, none were as crazy as Lamar Jackson’s.