Lamar Jackson is the AFC offensive player of the month

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The first month of Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson’s fifth season was a good one.

Jackson went 56-of-88 for 749 yards, 10 touchdowns, and two interceptions while also running for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first three games of the season. That effort helped the Ravens open the year with a 2-1 record and it also earned Jackson recognition as the AFC offensive player of the month.

It’s the second time Jackson has taken the monthly honors and the first time since the 2019 season.

Jackson was the MVP at the end of that season and the first month of this season has established him as an early candidate for the award again this year. It’s also increased the eyeballs that will be on contract talks with the Ravens when they pick up again after the season is over.

34 responses to “Lamar Jackson is the AFC offensive player of the month

  1. Well deserved to one of the hardest working players and an all-round good guy. And yes he can throw

  2. Good to see Mr Regular Season/Fantasy Monster, get his due. We shall see how he does vs the likes of Allen & Mahomes etc in crunch time.

  3. MortimerInMiami says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:09 am

    Yes but when will he be player of the month in January?
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    At least one hater is keeping that same energy. Only Lamar is based solely on what he does in the playoffs. So, I don’t know why his detractors are being so quiet. What he does in the regular season doesn’t matter. We’ve seen this movie before.

  4. grant35 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:46 am
    Good to see Mr Regular Season/Fantasy Monster, get his due. We shall see how he does vs the likes of Allen & Mahomes etc in crunch time.————————— If Lamar had Tyreek Hill or Stephon Diggs he would definitely have more than one ring not to mention we have seen both Mahomes and Allen Choke in the playoffs before as well.

  5. scarletknight says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:09 am
    This guy needs an agent. I hope that he has a $200 million insurance policy on his career.———————————– Really? He is the last person on earth who needs an agent. Either $251 million guaranteed or Franchise until you can’t afford to anymore and he becomes the rare quarterback unrestricted free agent where someone will pay him $251 million guaranteed.

  6. Good to see Mr Regular Season/Fantasy Monster, get his due. We shall see how he does vs the likes of Allen & Mahomes etc in crunch time.

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    Pump the brakes, Allen hasn’t won anything yet but he gets a pass for some reason?

  7. grant35 says:
    September 29, 2022 at 9:46 am

    Good to see Mr Regular Season/Fantasy Monster, get his due. We shall see how he does vs the likes of Allen & Mahomes etc in crunch time
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    You mean the same Mahomes who Lamar beat last year with Tyreek and couldn’t get past the lowly Colts last week? You mean the same bounce pass Josh Allen who is 0-7 in his last 7 one score games? Oh yeah, he’so great in the clutch.

  8. I believe Lamar Jackson is on his way to another MVP season and his first Championship.
    He is going to have a hall of fame career.

  9. Lamar isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but I don’t understand the ravens’ strategy. The price is only going up. He is great. If you believe in him, give him the contract. I don’t like the next guy gets the biggest contract thing either, but with QBs you don’t have much of a choice. You either have a great QB, or you don’t. The NFL has changed, you aren’t winning the SB with the likes of Flacco or Dilfer any longer.

  10. If I were Lamar, next year I’d convince the top offensive players to stay away from training camp with him until the ravens give him a contract. Agree to pay their fines; ravens would have no choice but to cave.

  11. it makes me giggle how the haters always raise the bar with this guy when he proves them wrong over and over again..he cant throw the ball, he does that and than they say he cant make a comeback win, he does that than its he cant win in the playoffs, and it goes on and on. i just dont get all the hate towards this guy. and dont get me going on the idiotic “hes a rb” comments. any team would be foolish to not use a player to the best of their abilities, the ravens are doing just that with lamar and its working pretty well.

  12. The NFL has changed, you aren’t winning the SB with the likes of Flacco or Dilfer any longer.

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    NICK FOLES!

  13. I will admit that I was a detractor, but thus far this season Lamar has played really well. He has certainly upped his passing game and appears to be more comfortable in the pocket.

  14. Easy to win when you are 83% of your team’s offense. Does anyone else play offense on that team?

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    Both Allen and Jackson do that, so who are you talking about?

  15. So let me get this right… LJ is 18th in completion percentage, 17th in yards, and just 1 TD ahead of the pack to TD passes, middle of the pack in sacks allowed… for a guy that often runs whenever his first read isn’t there, those are average numbers at best… How does he statistically (or impactfully) beat out Josh Allen? The NFL seems to want to put this guy on a pedestal?

  16. lasersepi says:
    September 29, 2022 at 11:39 am
    Easy to win when you are 83% of your team’s offense. Does anyone else play offense on that team?

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    Then why can’t 11 players on defense stop him?

  17. Then why can’t 11 players on defense stop him?

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    They obviously can!

  18. NICK FOLES!
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    Yes. And the nfl has changed in 5 years. The QB talent is too deep and only getting deeper. A middling QB will never win a SB again. I stand by my assessment: pay great QBs , like Lamar, when you have one.

  19. Michael Austin says:
    September 29, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    So let me get this right… LJ is 18th in completion percentage, 17th in yards, and just 1 TD ahead of the pack to TD passes, middle of the pack in sacks allowed… for a guy that often runs whenever his first read isn’t there, those are average numbers at best… How does he statistically (or impactfully) beat out Josh Allen? The NFL seems to want to put this guy on a pedestal?
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    Not a bad point, but you can pick any stat, like Lamar is #1 in passer rating. Recency is probably the main factor. Lamar looked great in his last game and Allen crying on Tua’s shoulder is not a good look.

  20. If he keeps this up he will probably be MVP again.
    And the Ravens wont be able to afford him.

  21. nite2al says:
    September 29, 2022 at 1:12 pm
    Michael Austin says:
    September 29, 2022 at 12:11 pm

    So let me get this right… LJ is 18th in completion percentage, 17th in yards, and just 1 TD ahead of the pack to TD passes, middle of the pack in sacks allowed… for a guy that often runs whenever his first read isn’t there, those are average numbers at best… How does he statistically (or impactfully) beat out Josh Allen? The NFL seems to want to put this guy on a pedestal?
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    Not a bad point, but you can pick any stat, like Lamar is #1 in passer rating. Recency is probably the main factor. Lamar looked great in his last game and Allen crying on Tua’s shoulder is not a good look.

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    Agreed (mostly)… But I think most people ignore passer rating as a definitive measure because it relies too heavily on TD/INT ratio. If sportsmanship optics are a contributing factor, I guess walking off the field without shaking an opponents hand doesn’t count.

  22. It was pretty “impactful” when Allen threw a Tim Tebow-esque duck to a wide open receiver in the end zone during the 4th quarter of last weeks against Miami as he lost another close game. Funny how he skates on it.

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