Lamar Jackson Becomes the Second Unanimous MVP in NFL History

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Not bad for a wide receiver.

As many expected, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the 2019 NFL MVP on Saturday Night after leading Baltimore to a 14-2 record and the top seed in the AFC. Jackson joins Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (2010) as the only two unanimous MVPs in NFL history.

In just his second season, Jackson led the league with 36 touchdown passes in just 15 games. His 1,206 yards rushing set a new single-season record for a quarterback, surpassing Michael Vick. Jackson completed 66 percent of his passes for 3,127 yards and just six interceptions with a 113.3 passer rating. His 81.1 QBR was tops in the league in 2019.

In Brady’s unanimous MVP season of 2010, he threw 36 touchdowns to just four interceptions and led the league in touchdown passes, passer rating, and QBR as the Patriots went 14-2.

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Unfortunately for Jackson and the Ravens, much Brady and the 2010 Patriots, the regular-season success didn’t translate to the playoffs as they suffered their second-consecutive first-round exit under Jackson. However, the future is bright for Jackson who took a monumental leap from year one to year two and more will be expected in year three.

– Ian Glendon is the Editor-In-Chief of Full Press Coverage and the Managing Editor of FPC NHL. He covers the National Hockey League. Like and follow on and Facebook.

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