Lamar Jackson predicted to be Ravens’ team MVP in 2021

Lamar Jackson (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Lamar Jackson (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

It’s obvious that quarterback Lamar Jackson is the best player on the Baltimore Ravens. This is why it’s no surprise that some analysts predict Jackson to add more honors to his growing resume.

On Tuesday, CBS Sports writer Tyler Sullivan compiled a list predicting the MVP of each AFC team for the 2021 season. Sullivan projected Jackson as the Ravens’ team MVP.

It’s hard to argue with Sullivan on this take. Jackson has taken the NFL by storm since being drafted in 2018. The former league MVP is certainly the favorite to get the vote.

Sullivan credits Jackson with being one of the top quarterbacks in the conference. He also states that Jackson’s continued development as a passer will help Baltimore reach the promised land.

Lamar Jackson continues to be the face of the Baltimore Ravens franchise.

"“Jackson is only looking up to Patrick Mahomes, Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen in the MVP odds heading into next season and is tied with Tom Brady. While he didn’t have quite the same success in 2020 as his record-breaking campaign in 2019, Jackson is still considered to be one of the top quarterbacks that this conference has to offer. That said, his continued development as a passer will be worth watching as we enter this coming season. If he can become more prolific in that regard — similar to his 2019 season where he led the league in passing touchdowns — that will raise the ceiling for Baltimore’s Super Bowl chances exponentially.”"

This would not be the first time Jackson, 24, has been named the team MVP. Jackson was voted team MVP in consecutive seasons in 2019 and 2020.

In three seasons with the Ravens, Jackson has a 30-7 win/loss record, has thrown for over 7,000 yards, and has totaled 68 touchdowns in the air as compared to just 18 interceptions.

Jackson’s best weapon, however, is his legs. Over his career, Jackson has rushed for 2,906 yards on 482 carries, found the end zone 176 times, and surpassed Michael Vick for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single season.

He’s also the first quarterback in NFL history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in multiple seasons — and he did so before even turning 24-years-old.

The dual-threat quarterback will certainly continue to be the face of the Ravens organization, hopefully for years to come.

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Becoming a Ravens’ team MVP thrice would be nice. But Lamar Jackson has his eyes set on Baltimore doing something else for a third time — winning a Lombardi Trophy.