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Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Lamar Jackson Wins Most Valuable Player at NFL Honors

The Ravens player received the title at Thursday's awards ceremony

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The NFL has named their most valuable player of the 2023-24 season.

At the annual NFL Honors, hosted by Keegan Michael-Key, the football league named Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson the most valuable player of the season. Previously the 2018-19 season MVP, Jackson, 27, received the award for his outstanding 2023-24 performance.

Other finalists for the title included Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott and 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy.

Jackson gave a very short speech in which he thanked the Ravens, his coach John Harbaugh and his teammates. "You guys have a great night and that's all folks," he said before leaving the stage.

The Ravens’ star quarterback led his team to the no. 1 spot in the AFC league, notching 13 wins during the season. According to the Bleacher Report, he threw 24 touchdown passes and 3,678 yards, as well as league-best 203 point scoring differential.

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Although the Ravens just missed out on Sunday’s 2024 Super Bowl, losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championships Jan. 28, Jackson has plenty of seasons to look forward to.

Last May, despite admitting that he considered leaving the Ravens, he decided to re-sign for another five years. The $260 million contract made him the highest-paid player in NFL history.

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“It's like, man, I'd just rather finish it here. You know? Win my Super Bowl here, like I said, and sky's the limit, and we'll see what else goes on," he told PEOPLE.

He also shared love for his adopted home of Baltimore as a member of the Ravens. "I just love everything about Baltimore, wonderful fan base, you know, even though I was getting DMs, like, people gonna miss me, you know, stuff like that," Jackson said.

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The player, who grew up in Florida before playing at the University of Louisville, then explained how the Maryland city has embraced him as their QB. "I feel like this is my third home, because I count Louisville as my second home, just because I played there three years, and just the love they show, it's like, genuine," Jackson said.

He added, "It's like I'm part of their family and I felt like when people go into work, you know, whether we win or lose, it defines their week, how they're gonna prepare for work and stuff like that."

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