We’ve handed out plenty of game balls Baltimore Ravens, but now is the time to hand out some game balls for the best performances for the regular season.
The 2019 season has been absolutely magical for the Baltimore Ravens. The team coasted to a 14-2 record while riding a 12-game winning streak to end the season. The roster was littered with talent, including an MVP front-runner and some Defensive Player of the Year candidates. Matched with elite special teams play and a terrific coaching staff and you have a team unrivaled for top-dog status.
Before we get started, there are some honorable mentions who deserve some praise. Believe it or not, ten game balls aren’t enough to give credit where it’s due to the best guys on the team.
Marquise Brown’s rookie season was terrific. His franchise-tying seven receiving touchdowns as a rookie in just 12 games sent a message to the league that he’s for real. He’s a game-changing talent who proved that he can be Baltimore’s go-to guy at the receiver position.
Matt Judon barely missed the cut here, but he was by far the best part of the Ravens front-seven. His career-high 9.5 led the team and he’s due for a big-time payday this offseason.
Naturally, here’s some love for Justin Tucker, the best kicker in the league. Don’t worry, Sam Koch gets credit, too, even though it felt like he was sparingly used. Baltimore barely punted the ball this year, but when they did it was always successful.
Finally, tight ends Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle deserve credit for the dirty work they put in while Mark Andrews stole the show. The two were gritty blockers and stellar receivers when they were asked to catch the ball. The Ravens have the best trio of tight ends in the league and we want to make sure we gave them proper credit.
Now then, let’s start handing out some game balls for the season, starting with…