Baltimore Ravens: Top 10 wide receivers in franchise history
5. Jacoby Jones
Much like Jermaine Lewis, Jacoby Jones was mostly known as a kick returner. Jones may be a little elevated on this list, but you can’t write Ravens history without him. The Ravens wouldn’t have made it to Super Bowl XLVII without Jones. They also may not have put up enough points to hold off the San Francisco 49ers in that Super Bowl, without him. Jones had the most important reception in Ravens history. With the Ravens needing a game tying touchdown, Joe Flacco launched a “Hail Mary” to Jones. Jones caught it and ran into the end zone, forcing the Denver Broncos to go to overtime in the 2012 playoffs. It was the most exciting moment in the history of the franchise and Jones delivered it.
In terms of volume at the wide receiver position Jones didn’t do as much as most of the receivers on this list. He didn’t even have 1,000 yards receiving in his time in Baltimore. What he did as a return specialist, and his key receptions in the 2012 playoff run make him a top five receiver in Ravens history. Moments equal currency when you’re ranking the players that mean the most at each position. There are two ways to get on this list. One is by being one of the best statistical producers at the wide receiver position in Ravens history. The other is to make possible some of the biggest moment the team has ever had. .
Jones had one punt return for a touchdown in his time with the Ravens and it helped Baltimore prevail against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Not counting the playoffs he had four kickoff returns for a touchdown. If Mike Tomlin hadn’t stepped onto the field and gotten in his way, Jones surely would have had another touchdown to add to his resume. He scored on the longest kickoff return in Super Bowl history. He also had a 56 yard touchdown reception in the Super Bowl, that was very memorable.