The Unwanted MVP? How Lamar Jackson Defies Expectations

Around 9 months back, Lamar Jackson sought a trade from the Baltimore Ravens. He eventually signed a $200+ million contract with the Ravens. On Christmas night, they defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 33-19, with Jackson passing for 252 yards and two touchdowns.

His performance on Monday Night Football could put him back in the MVP conversation. However, no other team made a strong push to acquire Jackson, despite the Ravens placing him on a non-exclusive franchise tag. Jackson had publicly expressed his desire to be traded, but teams like the Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons showed no interest in him.

Jackson eventually signed a lucrative deal, becoming the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. Despite this, the NFL wins again as the Ravens have the best record in the league, while other teams struggle with their quarterback situations.