Lamar Jackson: I’m not worried about MVP, I want to win the Super Bowl

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Football in L.A. means that fans of the team not headquartered in L.A. will be present in large numbers and, when things are going well, they will be loud. Last night in L.A., Ravens fans were present in large numbers. And they were loud.

Chants of “MVP” could be heard during the broadcast of the game on multiple occasions, at least once after quarterback Lamar Jackson had exited the blowout. So what did Jackson think about this?

“It’s OK, but I’m trying to win the Super Bowl and take it one game at a time,” Jackson told reporters after the 45-6 win. “I’m not worried about MVP, you know. If it comes, it comes. I’m trying to win the Super Bowl. That’s a team award and that’s what I want.”

Indeed, it’s always better to win the Super Bowl MVP than the regular-season MVP — or to win the kind of respect that results in an national audience remaining locked in long after the game was decided, simply to watch Jackson work his magic in a game that wasn’t in dispute by halftime.

“It’s cool,” Jackson said of the respect. “Like I said, it’s cool, but I’m trying to win the Super Bowl. That’s the goal and I’m chasing that right now. We got the 49ers right now, well next week and that’s what I’m focused on.”

He’s always focused on the next opponent, so focused that he didn’t give in to any temptation to watch the 49ers on Sunday Night Football.

“I didn’t watch,” Jackson said. “I was focused on the Rams. I’m focused on who we got next. Like I said, we got the 49ers next week and I’m going to watch film right when I have to. Starting tomorrow, I’m watching them.”

Starting five days from now, at 1:00 p.m. ET, everyone should be watching the 49ers and the Ravens from Baltimore, where a game that not long ago featured Harbaugh vs. Harbaugh now pits two of the best teams in the league for a Super Bowl XLVII rematch and a potential Super Bowl LIV preview.

24 responses to “Lamar Jackson: I’m not worried about MVP, I want to win the Super Bowl

  1. At this point that match up looks like it would be the match up of the best from each conference. And I tho K the 9ers might actually have a defense that could slow Jackson.

  2. If the ravens don’t win the super bowl I would be shocked. The only thing standing in their way is bad officiating

  3. Ravens are averaging around 40 points on offense over the last 5 games. The defense is giving up an average of around 14.

    I don’t know if the Rams are as good as their record indicates, but NO ONE has stopped the Ravens since week 5 and I don’t see it happening any time soon.

    Great showing by the Ravens fans last night too. Way to REP!!!

  4. The two ESPN clowns that announced the Rams/Ravens game should be fired. The continuous slobbering over Lamar Jackson was pitiful. No wonder more and more people are not watching ESPN. My mute button is in play when those two do a game.

  5. If Lamar Jackson and the Ravens think they are going to run over the 49er Defense next week, they better think again. Niners aren’t the Rams and right now they make the Patriots D look pedestrian. Niners are ready to knock the Ravens off their high Horse.

  6. ninersolid says:
    November 26, 2019 at 8:55 am
    If Lamar Jackson and the Ravens think they are going to run over the 49er Defense next week, they better think again. Niners aren’t the Rams and right now they make the Patriots D look pedestrian. Niners are ready to knock the Ravens off their high Horse

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    That’s the same thing the Pats, Texans and Rams thought. Ask them how it went

  7. Ravens better ride him while they got him because you know when the wheels go, he’ll be just like the guy behind him….not a matter of IF, but when, as it is with all running QB’s….

  8. Texans and Rams aren’t even in the same building as the 49ers. Patriots Are barely getting by. Ravens have played one good team in the Patriots, Niners defense is playing on a whole different level. This will be close but Niners are going to pull it off. 49ers defensive front is the most physical in football, and it isn’t even close.

  9. I think the Raven fans are a bunch of hypocrites. I still remember the way Lamar was booed at the Chargers playoff game last year, and were calling for Flacco. It was an awful way to treat a young quarterback, and I am so glad the boy was able to rise above that and play the way he has. Lamar for MVP!

  10. Texans and Rams aren’t even in the same building as the 49ers. Patriots Are barely getting by. Ravens have played one good team in the Patriots.

    They have severely beaten Houston, LA, NE, AND Seattle.

  11. He should be worried about winning the MVP, because the last time a player won both the MVP and the Super Bowl in the same season was Kurt Warner, quarterback for the 1999 St. Louis Rams. It may not be a jinx, because if a player has to perform extraordinarily well for a team, then chances are his team is not good enough to win the SB. It is a team game indeed.

  12. Beating Seattle by 14 and NE by 17 isn’t a severe beating. Both those teams are good but defensively aren’t even close to the caliber of the 49ers. You won’t get away with double teaming Bosa, and not have to worry about pass rush. Niners have 4 more elite pass rushers to throw at you. Baltimore is going to be facing the best COMPLETE team they have faced all year. Going to come down to the wire, because SF doesn’t give up big plays plain and simple

  13. shihtzumum says:
    November 26, 2019 at 3:18 pm
    I think the Raven fans are a bunch of hypocrites. I still remember the way Lamar was booed at the Chargers playoff game last year, and were calling for Flacco. It was an awful way to treat a young quarterback, and I am so glad the boy was able to rise above that and play the way he has. Lamar for MVP!

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    To lump every Ravens fan as a hypocrite is wrong. I am a Ravens fan and did not boo. For those who did boo I thought that was totally wrong.

    Every teams’ fanbase has hypocrites, not just the Ravens.

  14. ninersolid says:
    November 26, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Texans and Rams aren’t even in the same building as the 49ers. Patriots Are barely getting by. Ravens have played one good team in the Patriots, Niners defense is playing on a whole different level. This will be close but Niners are going to pull it off. 49ers defensive front is the most physical in football, and it isn’t even close.

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    San Francisco’s quality win is against Green Bay. Dude, chill. San Francisco is not the only physical team in the league.

    The Ravens beat Seattle, which San Fran lost to, and New England in back to back weeks. The Ravens heard about how great Deshaun Watson and Aaron Donald were for the Texans and Rams. The Ravens smashed both of them in the mouth.

    The Ravens have always been a physical team so to say San Fran is coming into The Bank and gashing the Ravens is absurd. The Ravens defense as well has been playing lights out.

    This will be a statement game for both teams no doubt.

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