After three seasons of superstardom at Louisville, Lamar Jackson wasted little time continuing his ascent in the NFL. Jackson, in only his second NFL season, captured the 2019 MVP trophy — three years after winning the 2016 Heisman Trophy; the Baltimore Ravens quarterback completed 66.1 percent of his pass attempts (7.8 yards per attempt) and threw for a league-leading 36 touchdown passes. Jackson ran for 1,206 yards, too: 6.9 yards per carry, No. 1 in the NFL.
Jackson is the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy and the NFL MVP Award.
Well, to the victor go the spoils. Jackson, 23, will adorn the cover for NFL Madden 21. On Tuesday, EA Sports made things official with a release.
☑️ Hesiman Winner
☑️ @NFL MVP
☑️ #Madden21 Cover Athlete
💪 @Lj_era8 pic.twitter.com/yp939O86kG
— Madden NFL 21 (@EAMaddenNFL) June 16, 2020
During his college career at Louisville (2015-17), Jackson threw for 9,043 yards and 67 touchdowns — to 27 interceptions. Jackson also ran 4,132 yards and 50 touchdowns. Baltimore drafted Jackson No. 32 overall in 2018, the final pick of the first round.