NFL MVP watch: Week 1, Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz vs 5 favorites

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles waits for the snap against the Washington Redskins in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on September 08, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles waits for the snap against the Washington Redskins in the first half at Lincoln Financial Field on September 08, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 08: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 08, 2019, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA – SEPTEMBER 08: Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens looks to pass against the Miami Dolphins during the third quarter at Hard Rock Stadium on September 08, 2019, in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore Ravens

. team. 26. . Week 1 (Won) Ravens 59, Dolphins 10. . Lamar Jackson

Well, look who it is. After watching Lamar Jackson run around during the preseason, most of our discussions about him sounded exactly like every other conversation that we’ve had where he was part of the subject matter.

We all expected that the Baltimore Ravens and their running quarterback would unleash one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL, and they’d ride that to a division title, depending on what happened between them and their rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Then, Jackson walked onto the field at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami and lit up the Dolphins with his arm as the Ravens put up 59 points and Jackson earned a perfect quarterback rating while completing 85 percent of his passes. That puts him on top of anyone else on this list in those categories. He also bested his peers in touchdown passes and total QBR.

Don’t look now, but the Ravens are going to be seen as a threat, and though there are some very good teams on their schedule, there are quite a few games where Jackson and company can put up some big-time numbers.

Week 1 Grade: A