Marlon Humphrey’s injury could end the Ravens’ Super Bowl hopes

Ravens, Marlon Humphrey (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)
Ravens, Marlon Humphrey (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images) /

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey wasn’t having the best of seasons for his standards, but he will be a huge miss, nonetheless. Humphrey is not only the leader of that defense, but he was one of the only starters left that were healthy.

One thing that Humphrey offers you that makes him unique is that you can always put him on the other team’s best receiver and expect a good level of production.

Although he has not been at his brilliant best this season and has had some disappointing games, he is still one of the better cornerbacks in the league and a real difference-maker.

It is well documented that the Ravens have been ravaged with injuries throughout this season. For large parts, they have had more players on IR than any other team in the league. This injury may just be one too many.

Marlon Humphrey was the glue in that secondary. Regardless of all the missing pieces in that defense, if he was healthy, they would always have a chance. The Baltimore Ravens were already thin in the secondary, now their leader and most productive player is out for the season.

The Ravens will find it very hard to overcome Marlon Humphrey’s injury

Football is a beautiful sport. One of the reasons we love it so much is the “next man up” mentality and players taking their opportunity when it arrives. However, this one could be too big of a hurdle to overcome, even for the ultimate football team the Ravens.

With Marcus Peters and DeShon Elliott already out for the season, this was the final piece of that holding it all together. The Ravens were already 31st in the league in passing yards allowed (272.4 YPG) — losing their No. 1 cornerback will surely be the tipping for this Ravens defense.

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John Harbaugh is one of the greatest coaches of all time and the best motivator of men the sport has ever seen, but even he probably won’t be able to get through this.