Analytics: Ravens Receivers Have to Be Higher Catching the Ball
OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Since the Ravens are focused on improving the temporary onslaught, they should turn their attention to the group of broad recipients and narrow ends of the current roster.
Quarterback Lamar Jackson needs more support from his teammates. Last season, 7.5% of Jackson’s passports were dropped, most in the league, according to QB Data Line.
Baltimore also tried the fewest passes in the league with 406. As a result, according to NBC Sports, the Ravens were in the bottom third of the NFL with a total of 16 passes. The Dallas Cowboys took first place with 31 passes, followed by the Pittsburgh Steelers (30).
A year after being named NFL MVP, Jackson had another solid season. He threw for 2,757 yards with 26 touchdowns and nine interceptions (99.3 rating) over 15 games. Jackson was also the first quarterback in league history to record two rushing seasons over 1,000 yards.
Overall, Baltimore had the 32nd passing attack in the league with an average of 171.2 meters per game.
Broad receiver Marquise Brown led the team with 100 goals and finished with 58 receptions for 769 yards with eight touchdowns. Tight end Mark Andrews caught 58 passes from 88 goals for 701 yards with seven touchdowns. Willie Snead finished third with 48 goals and 33 receptions for 432 yards and three touchdowns.
The Ravens will try to get a new deal with Jackson in the short term.
“We really want Lamar to sign a long-term contract and be with us,” said Baltimore manager John Harbaugh. “I’m absolutely sure that will happen. If it does, those are the details and we have to find out. … But it will happen either this year or next, I’m sure.”