Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is the MVP frontrunner thus far in 2019, and he continued to build his case on Monday night by throwing five passing touchdowns and rushing for 95 yards in a blowout win over the Los Angeles Rams.
However, Jackson, who heard MVP chants during the Ravens' Week 12 victory, doesn't necessarily care about individual accolades; he wants a Super Bowl ring.
“It’s okay, but I’m trying to win the Super Bowl and take it one game at a time,” Jackson told reporters of the chants, per Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk. “I’m not worried about MVP, you know. If it comes, it comes. I’m trying to win the Super Bowl. That’s a team award and that’s what I want.”
Jackson is enjoying the ride and appreciates the respect, but he is focused on two things: Week 13 and eventually winning a title.
“It’s cool,” Jackson said.. “Like I said, it’s cool, but I’m trying to win the Super Bowl. That’s the goal and I’m chasing that right now. We got the 49ers right now, well next week and that’s what I’m focused on.”
On the season overall, Jackson has thrown for 2,427 yards, an NFL-best 24 touchdowns and five interceptions while completing 66.9 percent of his passes and posting a passer rating of 111.4. In addition, he has rushed for 876 yards and six scores, averaging a league-best 7.1 yards per carry.
Most importantly, Baltimore is 9-2 and appears to be well on its way to nailing down a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
As Jackson said, the Ravens will take on the San Francisco 49ers next Sunday.