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Player With '6th Sense' Wins 2nd Unanimous MVP Award

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens wins the Most Valuable Player award
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 1, 2020 5:30 PM CST
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Baltimore Raven's John Harbaugh winning the AP Coach of the Year at the NFL Honors football award show Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami.   (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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(Newser) – Lamar Jackson joins Tom Brady as the only unanimous choices for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Jackson's spectacular season as the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback drew all 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, the AP reports. Baltimore's All-Pro set an NFL record for yards rushing by a quarterback (1,206) and led an offense that compiled more yards on the ground (3,296) than any in league history. With his speed, agility, and seeming sixth sense for how to avoid tacklers, Jackson was unchallenged as the MVP choice, just as New England's Brady was in 2010. And like Brady back then, neither won a Super Bowl; the Ravens were eliminated in the divisional round by Tennessee. Among other winners, per Sporting News:

  • Offensive Player of the Year: Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints
  • Defensive Player of the Year: Stephon Gilmore, CB, New England Patriots
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year: Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year: Nick Bosa, DE, San Francisco 49ers
  • Comeback Player of the Year: Ryan Tannehill, QB, Tennessee Titans
  • Coach of the Year: John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
  • Walter Payton Man of the Year: Calais Campbell, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Assistant Coach of the Year: Greg Roman, OC, Baltimore Ravens
  • Unstoppable Performance of the Year: Patrick Mahomes, four touchdowns in one quarter (see highlights here)
  • Clutch Performance Play of the Year: Miami Dolphins (see it here)
(Read more football stories.)

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