Lamar Jackson is crowned the NFL’s 2023 MVP for his second time, beating out 49ers stars and Super Bowl contenders Brock Purdy and Christian McCaffrey and Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player for the second time Thursday night.

The All-Pro quarterback was a near-unanimous winner, receiving 49 of 50 first-place votes from a nationwide panel of voters that includes media members who regularly cover the NFL, former players and coaches.

The 27-year-old Jackson is the fourth player to win his second MVP before turning 28, joining Patrick Mahomes (27), Brett Favre (27) and Jim Brown (22).

Jackson led the Ravens (14-5) to the NFL’s best record in the regular season, but they lost to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen received the other first vote, finishing fifth overall in the voting. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was second with 152 points. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian McCaffrey came in third with 147 points and teammate Brock Purdy was fourth with 97.

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named the NFL's Most Valuable Player

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has been named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player

The All-Pro Jackson led the Ravens (14-5) to the NFL's best record in the regular season

The All-Pro Jackson led the Ravens (14-5) to the NFL’s best record in the regular season

Voting was completed before the playoffs began.

Jackson threw for 3,678 yards and 24 touchdowns and ran for 821 yards and five scores while leading Baltimore to a record 10 wins over teams that finished with a winning record. He helped the Ravens defeat Houston in the divisional round, but struggled in a 17-10 loss to the Chiefs in the AFC title game.

More to follow.