After a banner day against the Browns in Week 1, Lamar Jackson took home an award that he’s already pretty familiar with winning in his young career:
This is the sixth time that Jackson has taken home AFC Offensive Player of the Week, officially starting off his 2020 season with a bang after doing it in just Week 1. While it’s an honor that he’s starting to get used to seeing, no one should lose sight of just how good he actually was against Cleveland.
In maybe his finest performance as a passer, he stood tall against a strong Browns front to complete 20 of 25 attempts for three touchdowns, authoring yet another effort that should silence any critics of his (at least while the going continues to be good). In fact, some of those who were most vocal of their skepticism surrounding his abilities this time last year seem to have fully turned the corner:
Somehow I think I have underestimated how good @Lj_era8 is. And I think he’s phenomenal but he looks better than last year-a lot better— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) September 13, 2020
While earning accolades and silencing critics sure is fun, Jackson’s attitude about taking things one week at a time and focusing on the ultimate goal of a Super Bowl championship may be what sets him apart the most. In that sense, you have to think he’s already on to a Houston.