Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was crowned the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the second time Thursday.
The All-Pro quarterback was a near-unanimous winner, receiving 49 of 50 first-place votes from a nationwide panel of voters that includes media members who regularly cover the NFL, former players and coaches.
Jackson, 27, is the fourth player to win his second MVP before turning 28, joining Patrick Mahomes (27), Brett Favre (27) and Jim Brown (22).
Jackson led the Ravens (14-5) to the NFL’s best regular-season record, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC championship game.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen earned the other first-place vote and finished fifth in the overall voting. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was second with 152 points. San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was third with 147 points and his teammate Brock Purdy was fourth with 97.
Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson Crowned NFL Most Valuable Player
All-Pro Jackson led Ravens (14-5) to NFL’s best regular-season record
Voting was completed before the playoffs began.
Jackson threw for 3,678 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 821 yards and five scores while leading Baltimore to a record 10 wins over teams that finished with a winning record. He helped the Ravens defeat Houston in the divisional round, but struggled in a 17-10 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC title game.
More to follow.