When an MVP candidate calls Lamar Jackson the MVP, you know Jackson is having a great year.
That's what happened today after the Baltimore Ravens thrashed the Houston Texans 41-7 and MVP-hopeful Deshaun Watson swapped jerseys with Jackson.
It was all love between the two quarterbacks, who have both had stellar seasons so far. Both QBs ranked in the top-5 for QBR heading into Week 11.
Respect. pic.twitter.com/lbp631171h— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) November 17, 2019
When signing his jersey for Jackson, Watson made sure to let him know who the real MVP is.
“I just wrote, ‘Always love, keep grinding and MVP,’" Watson said after the game. "He’s like a brother to me. Keep going and stay healthy.”
“I mean, it’s all love. It’s all respect. He played well today," Watson said. "It’s a lot of season left. Who knows what can happen? You know Russell [Wilson], me, Christian [McCaffrey], Aaron [Rodgers], who knows? It’s all showing love and respect. This game is about brotherhood. I have a lot of peace in my heart and mind. Today didn’t go our way, so we will have to hear some criticism. At the end of the day, that’s not going to stop what I’m doing. I’m going to do what I love to do at a high level.”
When one of the top competitors in the league calls someone else the MVP, those words carry extra weight. Watson's comments are a pretty good indicator of Jackson taking over the league.
If he keeps it up, Jackson should have no problem accomplishing the NFL's most impressive individual feat.
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