The accolades keep falling in place for Baltimore Ravens star quarterback, Lamar Jackson, as he has won his second AP NFL Most Valuable Player award.
According to The Associated Press, Jackson received the honor on Thursday, Feb. 8 at Resort’s World in Las Vegas, days before the playing of the NFL Super Bowl. This is the second time he left clutching the award after winning the honor after the 2019 season.
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The choice was almost a given as he received an almost unanimous vote, earning 49 out of 50 first-place votes for the MVP award. The only other player to get a first-place vote was Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen. He finished in fifth place in the voting. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott came in right behind Jackson, while San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was third and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was fourth in voting.
But, as Jackson stated, the prize that has evaded him the most is a chance to win a Super Bowl championship.
“I’d rather send in a video to win the award,” Jackson said. “To be here for the award, it’s an honor but I’d rather be in the Super Bowl accepting this award.”
In winning the MVP Award, Jackson who is 27, became the second-youngest player to win multiple MVP awards, according to NFL.com. Cleveland Browns legend, Jim Brown won two MVP awards before turning 23. But, Jackson was able to become the second-youngest because he is younger than the age Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Favre, and Kansas City Chief quarterback, Patrick Mahomes were when they won their two MVP awards.
Jackson was close to playing in this year’s Super Bowl but lost the chance to be in it when they lost to Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game two weeks ago. They went into the game with the best record in the NFL, 14-5.