Baltimore Ravens Hotshot Lamar Jackson Says He Doesn’t Care About Winning MVP, Just Wants A Super Bowl
By Space Coast Daily // December 19, 2019
Despite being the front runner for league MVP this season, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson says he’s simply trying to win a Super Bowl and isn’t concerned about whether or not he lands the prestigious accolade.
Jackson is playing out of his skin in what’s his second season in the NFL and has helped his team outscore opponents 145-26 over the course of the last three games. He’s currently top-three in passer rating and top 10 running back in rushing yards.
The 22-year-old is coming off a remarkable performance in which he threw five touchdown passes to help the Ravens to a 45-6 shellacking of the Los Angeles Rams.
The Monday fixture saw Jackson go 15-for-20, passing for 169 yards and an additional 95 yards on the ground without getting intercepted. What’s more, he didn’t even play the last three possessions.
The QB is thought to be the leading MVP candidate this term but, speaking to reporters after the game he insisted he’s only keen on helping his team win a Super Bowl.
“I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. We’re taking it a game at a time,” he said, per Sporting News.
“I’m not worried about MVP. If it comes, it comes. I’ll be satisfied. But I’m trying to win a Super Bowl. It’s a team award. That’s what I want.
“It’s cool but I’m trying to win the Super Bowl. That’s the goal. We’re chasing that right now. We have the San Francisco 49ers next week and that’s what the focus is on.”
Jackson has shied away from the MVP hype but Ravens coach John Harbaugh was full of praise for his young star following his excellent showing.
“He is a great football player,” Harbaugh said. “He makes great plays but the thing I’m so impressed with is his decision making. The way he handles the offense and runs the offense, the choices he makes in critical situations.
“Take the end of the half, the way he worked the clock and worked the ball down field, left no time for the Rams at the end. Scored right at the end with no timeouts. That’s operating at the highest level you can as a quarterback. That’s the thing I’m probably most amazed at if anything.”
The Ravens will play the 49ers this coming Sunday and are 10/27 favorites to claim another victory with Bet365, while the 493ers are 9/4 to win with Ladbrokes. Jackson may well take them to the Super Bowl next year and only the New England Patriots are thought to have a better chance at winning it all where the bookmakers are concerned.
Fans interested in choosing a favorite for the big day could go ahead and click Super Bowl bets on betting resource onlinesportbetting.ca.
Tips and the like could be had for all of the other major sports too. William Hill is offering 7/2 on the Ravens winning the next Super Bowl while the defending Pats are 3/1.
The New Orleans Saints are 11/2 with Betfair, the 49ers are 6/1 with Betvictor while, and the Seattle Seahawks are 10/1 with Paddy Power.
Jackson leads all MVP candidates at 2/1 with Bet365, who has Seahawks’ QB Russel Wilson at 12/5, Houston Texans’ Deshaun Watson at 14/1 and reigning MVP Patrick Mahomes at 25/1.