OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The race for MVP is nearing the home stretch, and it appears Lamar Jackson is pulling out in front.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the odds for MVP currently have Jackson as the frontrunner for the league’s MVP award.
Who you got? pic.twitter.com/rNgl6C3uTP— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 18, 2019
After another blowout win, this time over the formerly 6-3 Texans on Sunday, Jackson has made himself one of the most dangerous players to defend in all of football. He’s done so against some of the best teams in the NFL.
He finished the Houston game with 17-of-24 for 222 yards passing, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He also added 86 yards on the ground.
“He’s just a special player,” Mark Ingram said postgame Sunday. “He’s going to only to improve, only continue to get better. He’s learning every week, getting better. We’re all just trying to do the best job we can do to make [his] job as easy as possible.”
Jackson is currently on pace for 3,613 yards passing, 30 TDs and eight INTs. He's also on-pace for 1,261 rushing yards, nine rushing touchdowns and no fumbles lost.
That would mean he'd end with 4,874 yards from scrimmage, 39 TDs, and eight turnovers.
Still, the Ravens aren’t expecting the growing optimism and attention to affect Jackson and how he handles his business. The Ravens expect him to be the same, potential-MVP, quarterback that he’s been all season.
“He’s done a great job of that and I’ll be absolutely expecting him to continue to do just what you’re talking about, the whole team,” Harbaugh said. “We have a lot of work to do. Bouquets are bait. No one can compliment us now, it’s too late. We’ve got way too much work to do and we’ve got things to accomplish, starting with the Rams on Monday night.”
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