Ravens’ Lamar Jackson’s MVP odds are steadily rising

Ravens, Lamar Jackson. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Ravens, Lamar Jackson. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson stunned the league with his historic performance against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2 and re-entered the MVP conversation.

In truth, did Jackson ever leave it?

On Sunday, Jackson broke Michael Vick’s record for most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback, among other records, and solidified himself as one of the league’s most elite quarterbacks in 2022.

Fans got a glimpse of Jackson’s 2019 MVP form as he passed for 318 yards and three touchdowns and added 119 rushing yards and one touchdown on the ground.

Accordingly, Jackson’s NFL MVP odds have drastically improved, with ESPN’s Jamison Hensley reporting that Jackson currently has 10-1 odds to win the prestigious award.

BetMGM has Jackson listed with the fourth-best odds overall to win MVP, trailing Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, Justin Herbert, and Jalen Hurts.

Ravens’ Lamar Jackson looks ready for another MVP-caliber campaign in 2022

Through two games of the season, Buffalo Bills’ Josh Allen admittedly already looks like the future MVP winner given his spectacular passing performances, but Jackson may not be that far behind.

In 2019, Jackson threw for 3,127 yards, 36 touchdowns, and nine interceptions en route to winning the Most Valuable Player award.

Though his consistency this year is difficult to predict, Jackson already has racked up 551 passing yards in 2022 and boasts a league-high touchdown rate of 10.2 percent.

In 2019, Jackson went 13-2; in 2022, he was just handed his first loss against the Dolphins and has a 1-1 record so far.

Finishing with a winning record is no doubt one of the prerequisites for winning MVP, and Lamar Jackson and the Ravens face a tough challenge for the rest of the season to keep players healthy and to keep the team competitive.

If Jackson can continue his dominant streak and string together more victories, he’ll stay in the MVP race right up there with Allen and Mahomes.

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And if he does end up winning league MVP this season, let’s just say his price tag will be out of this world.