Lamar Jackson needed extra jerseys to swap after his latest MVP performance because Jets players were lining up like he was their childhood hero

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY SportsLamar Jackson posted five touchdowns and 212 passing yards in the 42-21 rout that clinched his Baltimore Ravens’ second consecutive AFC North title.

Lamar Jackson is a hot commodity.

The second-year Baltimore Ravens quarterback all but cemented his case for NFL 2019 MVP with a five-touchdown, 212 passing yard performance against the New York Jets Thursday night. And after the game, Jackson’s opponents treated him with the reverence of a legend.

Multiple Jets players lined up to exchange jerseys with the 22-year-old on the field postgame, and Jackson had to bring out extra threads so that everyone got their own souvenir.

The Louisville product’s superstar treatment is not remotely unwarranted. Jackson has amassed a whopping 2,889 total yards and 33 touchdowns through 14 games this season. And Thursday night, he broke Michael Vick’s single-season rushing yards record for a quarterback on a fake handoff in the first quarter of the game.

But Jackson’s success hasn’t stopped with him. With their 42-21 rout of New York, the Ravens clinched their second consecutive AFC North title. Baltimore is poised to make a deep run in the postseason thanks in no small part to its flashy, dual-threat wunderkind.

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