The reports were that Lamar Jackson was offered a deal north of 200 million, he declined. Some reports says that Jackson wants more guaranteed money, he’s done with talking about it this season. So, I’ll be done with that subject as well. Instead, we’ll dicuss how the former MVP can become the youngest two time winner of the award after a red hot start to the year.
On Sunday, against New England, Lamar Jackson threw for 219 yards and four touchdown passes. He added 107 rushing yards and a score to bring his season total to 12 touchdowns over the course of 3 games. He’s accounted for 87% of the Ravens offense, on pace for a record 68 total touchdowns. That’s insane just writing about it ! The best recipe for Lamar Jackson and the Ravens is to let Lamar cook. The biggest concern for Ravens fans will be just how long can their former MVP quarterback keep this going. With the work ethic of Jackson, I don’t have a reason why it wouldn’t last all season long. His command of the pocket is increasing with every week. He’s destroying zone coverages thanks in part to second year wideout Rashod Bateman. The addition of JK Dobbins will create confusing for opposing defenses because of both Dobbins and Jackson’s ability. It was already tough to play man against this team because Jackson is lightning quick and can go from the line of scrimmage to midfield in the blink of an eye. Jackson has a huge test up next with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Going against another early MVP candidate in Josh Allen, the Bills are widely regarded as the favorites to win it all. This game will be decided by whichever MVP candidate can have a signature moment for their team.
Lamar Jackson has taken a different approach to his contract year. Similar to what New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has done. He’s bet on himself and barring any unforeseen issues, Jackson will have an historical season. His focus is on hoisting the Lombardi trophy in Arizona come February, with his current play that goal isn’t too far away. Either way if this pace continues for Jackson, he’ll be the highest paid football player to step on the field.