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Announcer: ‘[Lamar Jackson] is Houdini!!!’

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball during the first half of the NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 10, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Bryan Woolston/Getty Images

This is absolutely filthy. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is having a heck of a season, and he added yet another signature play. This one might be his most iconic play of the season — even if it comes against a bad Cincinnati Bengals team.

Leading 28-10, Jackson faked a handoff and scrambled 47 yards for a touchdown. That’s the easy way to describe it and sounds dull. You absolutely need to watch him scramble with the ball. He puts on an amazing spin move that breaks ankles and has the announcer screaming “HE IS HOUDINI!!!”

We still have seven weeks of football remaining, but Lamar Jackson is going to give Russell Wilson a run for his money for 2019 NFL MVP. Against the Bengals, Jackson is 12 of 13 for 190 yards and two touchdowns, and has rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown. Cincinnati stinks, but Jackson is doing what he has to do and impressing in doing so.

Even if Jackson does not take home the NFL’s MVP award, he’ll be the fantasy football MVP. He’s been a dominant performer, with only one performance under 20 fantasy points. It will be interesting to see how many fantasy champs had Lamar Jackson on their roster.