Two things are certain in Baltimore in the early months of 2024. First, there will be snow, probably lots of it. Second, Ravens star quarterback Lamar Jackson will win his second NFL MVP Award. It’s been a wild season in the NFL overall. But for Jackson, it’s been one of his best after a run of multiple injury-hampered years. On the heels of his controversial contract situation before the season, the Ravens star has more than his fair share of haters. It could even be said there was an unfair agenda against him after the performances he’s put on the field this year.
But now he’s shutting those haters up because he’s proven he’s not a one-season wonder. The Ravens cruised to the playoffs with a 13-3 record, locking up the no. 1 seed in the AFC with Jackson playing a key role. Let’s look at how he’s silencing his haters because he has simply been magnificent.
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The Miami Dolphins entered their game against the Ravens on New Year’s Eve with the NFL’s most-vaunted offense. But Baltimore made a mockery of their rivals by blowing them out of the water. Meanwhile, Jackson won the AFC Player of the Week Award after he showed his haters how good he is now (via Sports Illustrated).
Jackson threw an incredible five touchdown passes as he completed 18 of 21 passes for 321 yards. One of the best moments saw him find Zay Flowers for a magnificent 75-yard score. This was Jackson at his devastating best as he most likely sealed the MVP deal. He also proved that he was worth every dime of his mega contract.