Jackson wins AFC Player of the Week for 5th time, tying record

Posted at 9:10 AM, Dec 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-18 09:12:54-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — Another week another record for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson.

On Wednesday, the NFL named him the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, tying him with fellow quarterbacks Tom Brady and Cam Newton for most ever.

The honor comes after Jackson led the Ravens to a 42-21 win over the New York Jets on Thursday night football at M&T Bank Stadium.

In that game, Jackson threw for five touchdowns and rushed for 86 yards, breaking Michael Vick's all time season record of rushing yards by a quarterback.

For the season, Jackson leads all NFL quarterbacks with 33 touchdown passes, and was most recently voted November's AFC Offensive Player of the Month.

For his performance this year, the former Heisman Trophy winner has been rewarded by receiving the most Pro Bowl votes, and is also thought by many to be the favorite to win league MVP.

The Ravens are currently on a 10 game winning streak, and have clinched the AFC North with a 12-2 season record.

They next play Sunday against the division rival Browns, who beat the Ravens earlier in the season