1. Bookmark it: Lamar Jackson is the MVP of the 2023 NFL Season
Let's not sugarcoat it, folks.
Lamar is coming off one of the best games of his career or at least one of the most efficient and productive ones. It's the first time he passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two more.
Jackson is now in a select club of 65 quarterbacks with at least one two-and-two game throughout their careers, which is no joke considering the league is a freaking 100 years old and there are 30+ quarterbacks actively playing weekly these days.
The Ravens quarterback completed 15-of-19 passes (79%) for 186 yards and two touchdowns. He threw no picks at all. He fumbled twice and lost one of those balls, yes, but that was handing the ball to Justice Hill so it's not that worrying and there are some opinions out there about both players having to split the blame.
Lamar was sacked just thrice while rushing the rock nine times for 27 yards on the ground and two more touchdowns. He was simply sublime and made the most of the tools he had at hand, namely tight end Mark Andrews and a plethora of rotational players at the wide receiver/running back positions.
There are going to be loud voices out there claiming the MVP award is Josh Allen's, Patrick Mahomes', or whoever else's to lose, but Lamar has been much better than advertised and he deserves all of the attention and consideration to be named the best player doing it in the NFL right now.