Lamar Jackson on MVP talk: I’m trying for something more

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Another week, another Ravens win and another sparkling performance by Lamar Jackson means it is time for another round of MVP discussions about the Baltimore quarterback.

Safety Earl Thomas made his support for Jackson known earlier this month and running back Mark Ingram did the honors on Sunday. Ingram called Jackson the “MVP frontrunner” while doing some pre-press conference hype work for his teammate.

Jackson did not keep the cheerleading going once he hit the podium.

“I’m all about winning,” Jackson said, via PennLive.com. “I’m glad [Ingram] feels that way, but I’m trying to get something even more.”

Ingram said that Jackson’s been “one-upping himself each week” and going 17-of-24 for 222 yards and four touchdowns while also running nine times for 86 yards in the 41-7 win over the Texans certainly qualifies. Should Jackson keep that ball rolling, his Ravens teammates will have plenty of company beating the drum for Jackson’s MVP chances.

53 responses to “Lamar Jackson on MVP talk: I’m trying for something more

  1. Sorry Lamar but you are not winning the SB this year. The Patriots will represent the AFC in the SB this year.

  2. Baltimore has to hope that they get at least one title out of him before his style of play catches up to him.
    Exciting to watch, but I’m sure Raven fans hold their breath a lot.

  3. He doesn’t care about the MVP, he wants the Lombardi. Media will keep asking until he runs out of different ways to say so and flubs. Then they go on the attack and fans run with it.

  4. As a ravens fan I have watched every play this season and I’m telling you it’s not just about the stats. In every critical moment of each game he just comes up big. Whether it’s a throw or a run he takes whatever the defense gives him on that play. This same team with Flacco would have maybe 4 wins. His ability to convert on third down and keep drives going, control the clock then finish with 7 points has been back-breaking to the opponents this year. His teammates love playing with him. The highlight reel runs are just a side note to the level he is playing right now.

  5. johnnycantread: “Exciting to watch, but I’m sure Raven fans hold their breath a lot.”

    True story. On his 59 yard run today, up 21-0 or more in the second half, and he lowers his shoulder into the defender. I don’t expect him to just run out or slide after the first down, but up that much there’s no need to be taking unnecessary hits.

  6. I’m no Ravens fan, but thus far Lamar deserves it. I’m just not sure how long his career will last taking on more punishment than most quarterbacks.

  7. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    November 17, 2019 at 8:53 pm
    Sorry Lamar but you are not winning the SB this year. The Patriots will represent the AFC in the SB this year.

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    Be mindful how you treat people on your way up, because you’ll have to face them on your way down.

  8. Man, Lamar is impressive. But also kudos to Harbaugh; he is displaying such a positive attitude, confidence, and innovation. He has molded this team – both in players and philosophy – around the talents of Lamar.

  9. more impressed with Jackson from week to week. He is first of all humble, and smart, a guy who knows the game. Some peoole will never give him his due, they are waiting and hoping for him to fail. Class act in my opinion, Go Ravens!

  10. I still think Russell Wilson is MVP because he does more with less than Lamar and is a much better passer.

    Lamar drops backs and has all day to scan the field. The Ravens OL is one of the best in the NFL with all pro talent.

    Wilson drops back and is under siege before he even sets his feet. Both are deserving of the award and this isn’t to take anything away from Lamar but his OL really supports him. It’s a team game and the Ravens have a better team than Seattle. THe Ravens D-Co is outstanding, too. He has strategy and disguises his D.

    Russell Wilson is slightly ahead of Lamar in MVP if you consider surrounding talent.

  11. Lamar is great and is playing great – but all of those talking heads who have been saying that he is the 2nd coming have a very short memory. He cannot keep running around like he has been. Remember Cam Newton – eventually somebody bigger than him will catch up with him. I hope that he learns – even Russ Wilson learned through injury that you cannot challenge some of these linebackers and bigger D Backs – they will catch you – and mostly from the blind side and you will pay. QBs are protected but only in the pocket and only when they slide on their runs. In any case unlike other running QB’s this man has an arm.

  12. Patriots fans are so full of themselves. Even after getting destroyed by Baltimore one week ago they think that the Ravens are somehow scared to see them in the playoffs. Most ravens fans are far more concerned about matching up with the chiefs than the patriots. The patriots offense can’t keep up with the Ravens, or the Chiefs for that matter.

  13. This guy brings so much to the game. A true joy to watch. Lol at all the Pat’s fans saying he (and the Ravens) won’t make it through them in the postseason. He’ll just beat your arrogant team again. Just like Flacco and the Ravens did multiple times years ago.

  14. Wilson put in all this grunt work, has been good to great from day one and just now people have stopped trying every angle to discredit his performances……….and Lamar just waltzes on in with a year of games under his belt and is getting nothing but love.

  15. If I had to build a team around one guy before the season began it would have been Mahomes or Watson. But now I’m leaning towards Lamar. Those three tight end sets are creating havoc and Ingram is the perfect power back complement to Lamars finesse style. Ozzie Newsome’s final first round pick was a true gem

  16. Trust me Pats fans, when the Ravens come up to play your team, they will knock the crap out of you. I’m not a Ravens fan, but they are far more physical than the Pats on both sides of the ball. They dismantle good teams.

  17. With J.J Watts and a few other Injuries of course he ran wild?! I give Baltimore much credit for stopping Watson ! But camt wait to see if Lamar runs like this against the JETS or any on point Run D !

  18. charger383 says:
    November 17, 2019 at 10:01 pm
    Lamar only needs to look at his backup to see his future
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    How unhappy are you dude jeez.

  19. If the Ravens have to play in New England, the outcome may be different.

    I remember that in 2004, the 6-0 Patriots were beaten soundly in the road in Pittsburgh, which jumped out to a 21 point lead after 6 minutes. They were fairly even after that, which was reflected in the final score of 34-20. In the AFCCG later that year — also in Pittsburgh — the 15-1 Steelers fell behind early 24-3 and lost 41-27.

    The Patriots will do whatever is necessary to close the gap by improving their offense and by simply having learned something during the initial shock/ storm that saw them fall behind 17-0. And like I said, if the game is in New England and if Lamar wears down a bit over 8 more games, this all benefits the Patriots. Also keep in mind the Ravens had 2 weeks to prepare.

  20. Pats fans must be scared to continually comment that a rematch will be different. We’ve moved on buddy, so should you. I HOPE to see the Pats in the playoffs.

  21. Ravens fans are quickly becoming insufferable. I get it, it’s nice to be excited after winning a couple of games and we know it’s been a while since you actually won a playoff game. On that note, same goes for Lamar and MVP. Can we just please stop talking about a guy who throws for 180 yards a game and typically accounts for 250-270 total yards of offense being an MVP? That alone shows you he’s not the MVP; the Ravens are winning by playing complementary football. O line is fantastic and their D has been stout. A QB accounting for less than 300 yards per game cannot be the single reason why you win.
    Once Lamar actually wins a playoff game, maybe we can talk about him being an MVP candidate. His record against teams who have played him more than once is 1-2 and his performances have been terrible. This is the painful fact no Ravens fan wants to admit.

  22. Wasn’t long ago most people on here thought it was crazy to replace Flacco as the starter.

  23. I love it how people talk about Pats fans as an indistinguishable mass!!!

    The Ravens are a solid football team this year and Lamar is a very good QB. As far as rematches go, history has not been kind to the Patriots, so we’ll see. There are no easy playoff victories, the Pats know that better then anyone, so anyone that thinks it’s going to be easy to win a playoff game will have a very rude awakening.

    As far as MVP could not care less…it’s the ultimate team sport, all these individual accolades are ridiculous in my opinion. Nobody wins or looses a football game alone!!!

    Given how NÉ’s offense has played this year blessed to be 9-1…we’ll see how the final weeks pan out.

  24. lamar will melt down in the playoffs before like last year. This time last year it was mahomes being crowned as the goat this year its lamar. Wonder who next year

  25. I don’t think most people understand what an MVP is. Take that person off the team, and where would they be. Take Lamar off the Ravens and they are probably at 4 wins this year. No one I know is taking anything away from Wilson.Everyone wants it both ways, if the numbers aren’t there but wins are then numbers matter. If wins are there but numbers are not, then the wins matter – can’t have it both ways.
    My favorite part, Lamar doesn’t care and I don’t think most in Baltimore care about MVP, just about winning.

  26. I like what he’s been able to do up to this point, but history tells us that his style of play is not viable long term so enjoy it while you can Ravens fans, and when I say enjoy it I mean like each week because he’s not gonna last

  27. jimmygandme49 said:

    Can we just please stop talking about a guy who throws for 180 yards a game and typically accounts for 250-270 total yards of offense being an MVP? That alone shows you he’s not the MVP; the Ravens are winning by playing complementary football. O line is fantastic and their D has been stout. A QB accounting for less than 300 yards per game cannot be the single reason why you win.

    Once Lamar actually wins a playoff game, maybe we can talk about him being an MVP candidate. His record against teams who have played him more than once is 1-2 and his performances have been terrible. This is the painful fact no Ravens fan wants to admit.
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    There is so much factually wrong with this post I’m struggling to figure out where to start.

    Re: Total yards per game

    This actually might be a fairly logical argument against Lamar….if there were 20 other QBs in NFL history who had skill sets like his. There’s really only ever been one, that being Michael Vick. However, right now Lamar is #4 in the league in passer rating and #10 in the league in rushing.

    That. Has. Never. Happened. Before.

    Re: Gotta win a playoff game before MVP talk

    This makes zero sense. The league MVP voting takes place right after the regular season ends, so the playoffs have zero impact on who wins MVP. Playoff performances don’t have any impact who wins the award. As it stands right now, both Wilson and Lamar are virtual locks to reach the postseason. It’s just a question of whether either of them get a bye.

  28. As a Pats’ fan I hope Pats don’t have to play the Ravens in the playoffs. It is very difficult if you have to play the Ravens from behind. The Pats match up well against the Chiefs, they don’t scare the Pats. If the Pats play the Ravens again then the rematch most likely would be in Baltimore. Don’t see the Ravens losing another game in the regular season, I thought the 49ers had a good chance but after struggling to beat Kyler Murray I think 49ers will struggle against the Ravens.

    Hope the Chiefs play Ravens in the divisional round and beat them, that would be the best scenario for the Pats.

  29. When I look at the patriots I see the 1984 Baltimore Orioles. When I see the ravens I see the 2010-2018 San Francisco giants.

  30. Got to respect Lamar’s approach. Very mentally tough and mature player. He is staying focused on the task at hand. Even his coach was caught up in the hype, but Lamar seems to be keeping everyone focused on winning.

  31. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    November 17, 2019 at 10:15 pm
    Trust me Pats fans, when the Ravens come up to play your team, they will knock the crap out of you. I’m not a Ravens fan, but they are far more physical than the Pats on both sides of the ball. They dismantle good teams.

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    That wasn’t even what happened when they played last week in Baltimore. The Patriots had plenty of chances to take the lead in that game and had the Ravens D gassed. Lamar played great and won the game handily in the end, but it wasn’t all one sided like this Houston game. A rematch will be welcome for the Patriots because it would likely mean it’s the AFC Championship game. It is a fortunate circumstance just to be in that game and it will always be against a formidable team.

  32. As enjoyable as he is to watch, Lamar Jackson is Mike Vick 2.0. Once the playoffs start and he’s facing top tier defenses, he will be exposed. That is if he makes it to the playoffs without sustaining an injury. Like Vick, he’s not a big guy and it’s only a matter of time before he takes a big hit running the ball. That said, if the Ravens defense can keep playing at this level, they will be in the AFC Championship game.

  33. Rick Darcy says:
    November 17, 2019 at 9:45 pm
    I still think Russell Wilson is MVP because he does more with less than Lamar and is a much better passer.

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    Since when is the MVP award about the best “passer”? I like Wilson a lot, but no doubt Jackson has his team playing dominant football and the kid is electrifying to watch

  34. 6ringsandarapist says:
    November 17, 2019 at 9:19 pm
    LOL Pats don’t scare the Ravens one bit…

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    They should. Not saying that the Pats will win, but to not take a team seriously would be their doom.

    Should they both win out. Playing up in NE in Jan is much different in B’More in week 9.

  35. johnnycantread said:

    Baltimore has to hope that they get at least one title out of him before his style of play catches up to him.

    Exciting to watch, but I’m sure Raven fans hold their breath a lot.

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    Why does this narrative continue to exist? Opposing defenses can’t even tackle him. Lamar will keep doing his thing, breaking ankles along the way.

  36. He’s in seasonal MVP discussions for sure, but he’s a runner first and foremost, and my question will be is what will he be like after the knee injury. Almost every run first qb eventually gets a season off for a knee injury. It’s reality. Like everyone else, I’ve been watching Ravens games this season, more then once he just barely escaped a hit which could of been, “the one”.

  37. Why do all the Patriots lovers think the Ravens will have to play them in Foxboro come Jan? Ravens could very easily end up the 1 seed. No one wants to see this team in Baltimore in Jan.

  38. That wasn’t even what happened when they played last week in Baltimore. The Patriots had plenty of chances to take the lead in that game and had the Ravens D gassed. Lamar played great and won the game handily in the end, but it wasn’t all one sided like this Houston game. A rematch will be welcome for the Patriots because it would likely mean it’s the AFC Championship game. It is a fortunate circumstance just to be in that game and it will always be against a formidable team.

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    balt should be concerned about peaking too soon

    their dopey faiux tough guy fans see what they want to see

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