Let’s take a second to see what the passing game looks like for the Baltimore Ravens. Here is a projection for the Ravens main pass catchers:
Marquise Brown: 75 receptions 1,300 yards 10 touchdowns
This is a big jump for Brown, yet I think it’s a fair projection. Brown was dealing with a foot injury last year. Brown should come into this season much closer to a finished product than he was as a rookie. He’ll be a step or two faster (which is scary) and he’ll be a little more bulked up. Brown had seven touchdowns as a rookie who was still developing at the NFL level. 10 touchdowns seems about right.
The receptions are going to go up. Last season Brown had 47 receptions. This year he won’t be the only deep threat on the Ravens. Brown and Jackson have a good connection and if he’s healthy for a full 16 game slate that tie is only going to be strengthened. Brown isn’t injury prone in a Michael Campanaro kind of way where it’s a random injury every time. Brown was essentially playing through the same kind of problem all year long in 2019. There were games where Brown just wasn’t going to have it. It could be a different story in 2020.
Let’s look at the positives we have already seen from Brown. He’s the fastest receiver in the NFL. He has good hands and is a focused receiver who plays bigger than he looks when the ball is in the air. Brown has a ton of potential and it could much more fully manifest in the 2020 season. Look for Brown to be voted to the Pro Bowl in 2020 and for him to be compared to Tyreek Hill.