3 reasons Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is MVP despite the numbers

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2. Lamar Jackson leads the Baltimore Ravens in rushing

The Baltimore Ravens have the number one rushing offense in expected points added and success rate. This is pretty remarkable when you consider the state of their running backs. Gus Edwards leads the running backs in carries with 172. He has 12 touchdowns, but almost all of them are goal-line-type rushes. 

Lamar Jackson has 82 rushes for 786 yards. He leads the Ravens in rushing despite 90 fewer attempts than Gus Edwards. Beyond that, he is the reason the rest of the running backs have running room. 

Jackson is always a threat to rush, and even on obvious run plays, it can be a challenge because the quarterback has to be factored in. That simply does not happen with a lot of these other quarterbacks. 

Every time you see the stats of Lamar Jackson, they fail to add in that when you combine his rushing stats, he is right with the best players in the NFL, and then when you factor in that he is the cause of the best-rushing offense in the NFL, it makes sense why he also is not the leading cause of the best passing offense. 

No other quarterback impacts the run game like that.