Ravens quarterback Jackson earns second NFL MVP award | Fox 11 Tri Cities Fox 41 Yakima
Lamar Jackson wins second NFL MVP, McCaffrey named Offensive Player of the Year. Other honors include Coach of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the second time on Thursday, solidifying his status as one of the league's top talents. Jackson, known for his dual threat abilities, led the league in quarterback rushing yards this year with an impressive 821, showcasing his versatility and athleticism. His exceptional performance on the field helped guide the Ravens to an impressive 13-4 record and a spot in the playoffs.
While the MVP honor does not take into account the playoffs, where the Ravens were ultimately defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, Jackson's impact throughout the regular season was undeniable. The 27-year-old quarterback's stellar play earned him the top spot in the MVP voting, beating out four other nominees, including San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy and dynamic running back Christian McCaffrey. Other notable contenders in the MVP race included Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen.
In addition to Jackson's MVP win, McCaffrey was named Offensive Player of the Year after an outstanding season that saw him rush for 1,459 yards and accumulate 564 receiving yards. McCaffrey's impressive performance comes as he prepares to face the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's Super Bowl, showcasing his continued impact on the field.
The honors continued with Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski winning coach of the year for the second time. Despite facing a season plagued by injuries to key players, including quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back Nick Chubb, Stefanski guided the Browns to the playoffs, solidifying his status as a top coach in the league. Veteran quarterback Joe Flacco, who played a pivotal role in Cleveland's playoff run, was named comeback player of the year, showcasing his resilience and determination.
Rounding out the awards, Myles Garrett of the Cleveland Browns was named defensive player of the year, while Houston's C.J. Stroud was named rookie of the year after an impressive debut season that saw him throw for 4,108 passing yards with 23 touchdowns and just five interceptions.
Overall, the NFL's awards ceremony highlighted the exceptional talent and resilience of players and coaches across the league, showcasing their dedication to the sport and their impact on the game. As the season comes to a close with the highly anticipated Super Bowl, the NFL's top performers will continue to make their mark on the field, solidifying their legacy in the league.