Lamar Jackson crowned MVP.
Blog King, Mass Appeal
MIAMI, Fl — “Big Truss, Woo, Woo!” First, it was Patrick “Showtime” Mahomes. Now it’s Lamar “Action” Jackson. For the first time in NFL history, black quarterbacks are crowned MVP in back-to-back seasons. Jackson’s historic accolade was distributed Saturday night at the NFL Honors Show from the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami. Comic Steve Harvey, 63, emceed the 2-hour event. Jackson, 23, is the youngest MVP ever and he’s just the second unanimous selection in league history (50 votes). The dual-threat star finished with 3,127 passing yards coupled with an NFL high 36 touchdowns.
Action Jackson also contributed 1,206 rushing yards; a league record for quarterbacks.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 1, 2020
Because of his nonpareil scrambling ability and low wonderlic score (13), Jackson was labeled a runningback by many pundits prior to the 2018 NFL Draft. His quarterback métier was highly scrutinized. “It feels good when you can make those people eat their words,” Jackson said during his speech.
The Louisville alum wasn’t the only Baltimore victor.
Jackson’s boss, John Harbaugh, earned ‘Coach of the Year’ honors.
Other winners include: New Orleans Saints receiver Michael Thomas won ‘Offensive Player of the Year.’ New England Patriots corner Stephon Gilmore locked down ‘Defensive Player of the Year.’ Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray took home the trophy for ‘Offensive Rookie of the Year.’
San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa won ‘Defensive Rookie of the Year.’
And Jacksonville Jaguars lineman Calais Campbell was named ‘NFL Man of the Year.’
Do you agree with the list of winners?
Does Jackson, who’s yet to win a playoff game, deserve MVP honors?
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