DeShon Elliott would be shocked if Lamar doesn't win 2nd straight MVP

DeShon Elliott (32) reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd (not pictured) during the second half at M&T Bank Stadium.
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Despite only registering six tackles in six games as a three-year NFL player, Ravens safety DeShon Elliott knows more than most about the quality of his team's franchise quarterback. 

"Lamar Jackson is like that. He’s the man," Elliott said. "If he doesn’t win MVP two times in a row, I'll be shocked." 


Elliott said going up against the 2019 unanimous MVP in practice every day doesn't only make him appreciate his talents that much more, but also makes the defense that much more prepared to go up against the league's other elite quarterbacks. 

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"Being able to play against him helps us build as a defense because we’ll never play against anybody like him ever, no matter what game it is. So, being able to play against him makes us better every day," Elliott said. "We're just sharpening our knives, going against each other trying to be great."

Elliott missed significant time the first two seasons of his professional career coming out Texas due to a broken forearm and knee injuries. As an unproven defensive talent, Elliott will take the place of starting safety Earl Thomas -- who was released after getting into an altercation with Chuck Clark