It’s official: Lamar Jackson, the Baltimore Ravens talisman, has bagged his second MVP award. Over the season, the 27-year-old lit up the league with his stellar performances and carried the team all the way to the AFC Championship game, a testament to his dedication and ability to perform in pressure situations.
This MVP award serves as a reminder to all the other NFL franchises that passed out on Jackson and selected other potential candidates. Every time he steps out on the field, his class and guile makes certain that it is a tough ask for the opposition defense. Following the announcement of the NFL MVP, fans took to social media with their mixed reactions to Jackson’s feat.
Lamar Jackson’s stellar season earns him his second MVP
The 2023-24 season has been a memorable one for Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens as they made their way to the AFC Championship game, only to be defeated by the mighty Kansas City Chiefs. Even after the game, the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce were in awe of the 27-year-old’s resurgence as one of the top quarterbacks in the league.
In fact, he received 49 out of the 50 votes and could have repeated his feat of securing the MVP by unanimous decision like he did back in 2019. His phenomenal performances across the season saw him finish the season with passer rating of 102.7 with 3,678 yards, 24 touchdowns and 7 interceptions in 16 games.
Earlier during the season, some players like Tyreek Hill and Tua Tagovailoa were also in the conversation for the coveted MVP title. However, Lamar Jackson proved his worth by staying consistent in performances and growing stronger and more accurate as every week passed.
NFL fans’ thoughts on Lamar Jackson’s MVP win
As soon as the news of Lamar Jackson winning his second MVP title hit social media, netizens started waxing lyrical about the Ravens QB. One user said, “Lamar Jackson is definitely showing everyone that he belongs at the top of the game. His perseverance and determination are truly inspiring.”
Some fans, however, were not pleased with the choice of MVP. One fan wrote, “2 MVPs to match 2 playoff wins😮💨🔥”, clearly not satisfied with Jackson’s performance to warrant the award.
“Awarded MVP for beating the Niners and the Dolphins while his numbers were average at best all season 🤦🏾♂️”, another fan said.
“The real MVP is in the Super Bowl”, wrote another insinuating Patrick Mahomes.
Some other fans were also of the opinion that the league had to award Lamar Jackson with the MVP title, as they allegedly “rigged” the game in order to make the Chiefs advance to the Super Bowl.
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