Rams coach Sean McVay says Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is playing like NFL MVP
The Baltimore Ravens trounced the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night with Lamar Jackson having another MVP-like performance. Following the game, Sean McVay said that Jackson is definitely playing like the NFL’s MVP right now.
“There’s a reason why people are talking about him as an MVP. It felt like it tonight.”
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The Ravens’ franchise quarterback was able to complete 15 of his 20 pass attempts versus the Rams for 169 yards and five touchdowns. The electric quarterback also gashed Los Angeles’ defense for 95 yards on eight rushing attempts.
Before playing in Week 12, Jackson was already considered to be the front-runner in the MVP debate. Now, with his performance on Monday, Jackson has created a sizable gap between him and the rest of the field.
In his second season, Jackson has thrown for 2,427 yards, 24 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Along with his passing numbers, the Louisville product has also rushed for 876 yards and six touchdowns.
The Rams had no answers for slowing down Jackson and there hasn’t been a team who’s been able to stop him. Not even Wade Phillips, who’s seen plenty of different quarterbacks, could put together a game-plan to contain Jackson.
Provided that, we are truly seeing a transcendent talent in Jackson and it feels like he is going to run away with the MVP trophy. This year, Jackson has now had four games where he’s been able to sit in the fourth quarter of the game.
Without a doubt, that has to be considered when the voters decide on who to give a vote to. When the season comes to an end, Jackson will likely be the first quarterback to eclipse 3,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards in the same season.
The decision on who will be the NFL’s MVP appears to be as easy as last year’s choice to give Patrick Mahomes the award.