NFL: Making the case for each third-year QB to win MVP in 2020

Lamar Jackson, Ravens, Washington
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The 2018 NFL Draft saw five quarterbacks taken in the first round, beginning with Baker Mayfield being selected with the No. 1 pick by the Cleveland Browns. Shortly after Mayfield, Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, and Josh Rosen would all be taken inside the top 10 (in that exact order).

Then, of the quarterbacks taken, the most promising one in today’s NFL — Lamar Jackson — somehow found himself being drafted with the 32nd overall pick by the Baltimore Ravens. After showing flashes of brilliance as a rookie, there weren’t enough superlatives to describe Jackson’s sophomore campaign.

The electrifying signal-caller would create headaches for opposing defensive coordinators with his passing and rushing ability. As a result of his efforts to improve from year one to year two, Jackson secured the NFL’s MVP award in 2019. Besides Jackson, could one of the quarterbacks taken in the 2018 NFL Draft take home the NFL’s MVP trophy this season?

Sadly, for Rosen fans, he’s the only one that doesn’t have the luxury of a starting job on his respective team, thus making it nearly impossible for him to win MVP. Despite it being a far-fetched occurrence for everyone besides Jackson, let’s make the case for each third-year quarterback to win MVP in 2020.