Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is an MVP favorite after 3 weeks
Put this on your bingo card right now: Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson will win league MVP.
After three weeks of the 2022 season, Jackson currently holds the second-highest odds (+550) to win the coveted award according to FanDuel. Jackson trails Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, who is leaps and bounds ahead of everyone else with +300 odds to win MVP.
Jackson is joined by Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, another dual-threat quarterback, in the MVP pursuit — the Eagles are one of two remaining 3-0 teams in the league, and Hurts has unequivocally played a large part in Philly’s early success.
Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Patrick Mahomes also gets a nod despite losing to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 3.
Each of these elite quarterbacks naturally carries his own set of strengths, and Jackson’s main advantage is arguably his one-of-a-kind talent that allows him to dominate all aspects of the offensive side of the game.
Ravens’ Lamar Jackson has second-best odds to win NFL MVP in 2022
Jackson’s MVP odds have been steadily rising since Week 1, and given his back-to-back elite performances, it’s only fitting to see him ranked at the top with other dynamic playmakers in the league.
In Week 3’s victory against the New England Patriots, Jackson broke yet another NFL record, becoming the first player in league history to record three passing touchdowns and 100+ rushing yards in consecutive games.
For all the contract controversy that continues to surround Jackson, the Ravens’ star quarterback has been not-so-quietly making a statement to the rest of the NFL. If he ends up winning league MVP (though it’s obviously too early to call this race over), expect Jackson’s price tag to be astronomical.
Lamar Jackson is the Ravens’ offense, and the Ravens’ offense is Lamar Jackson.
He may be three years removed from his MVP-winning campaign, but he already has his eyes set on gold and glory in 2022.