Ravens’ Kyle Hamilton and Marlon Humphrey are going to be best buds

Ravens, Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images)
Ravens, Marlon Humphrey, Marcus Peters (Photo by Bryan M. Bennett/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens‘ secondary unit arguably ranks as the best in the league after the team selected Kyle Hamilton in the draft, and the rookie seems to be fitting in nicely.

Though a Chuck Clark trade looms in the air, the Ravens’ pass defense will enter the 2022 season with a star-studded cast that includes Hamilton as a potential starting safety.

Some rookies take a while to acclimate to their respective team, but not Hamilton — the Notre Dame product recently engaged with teammate Marlon Humphrey on Twitter, and the two defenders had quite the playful conversation.

Over the weekend, Humphrey tweeted at the rookie, saying that if Hamilton could get him a McLaren as a gift that would be “solid.” Humphrey mentioned that Hamilton was going to get a $9 million signing bonus, so he could easily afford the McLaren which costs less than half a million dollars.

Hamilton then put his Photoshop skills to work and replied with a cutesy image:

Ultimately, Humphrey admitted that was “good enough,” and thus marked the start of a beautiful friendship.

Sparks are flying between Ravens’ Kyle Hamilton and Marlon Humphrey

Several other Ravens players got in on the Twitter exchange including Lamar Jackson and Tony Jefferson, which bodes well for team morale this season.

After finishing last in passing defense in 2021, the Ravens have made critical moves to upgrade their secondary corps. This offseason saw starting-caliber players like Anthony Averett leave during free agency, but Baltimore added cornerback depth with rookies Jalyn Armour-Davis and Damarion Williams, not to mention Hamilton who will likely take Chuck Clark’s role at strong safety.

With a potential safety tandem of Marcus Williams and Kyle Hamilton and a cornerback tandem of Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, the Ravens’ backfield defense stands as the most elite in the AFC North and possibly the league as a whole.

Hamilton, on his part, is working on adapting to the Ravens’ defensive scheme, as the team has apparently been running “a lot of Cover 3 shells” in rookie minicamp, which Hamilton’s college didn’t call too often.

Still, it seems as though the rookie is picking up everything the Ravens are putting down, and his role in the backfield will likely grow as the season progresses.

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In light of the recent Earl Thomas news, the Ravens’ secondary group appears to be getting along just fine. Hamilton and Humphrey’s off-field (and hopefully on-field) chemistry just warms our hearts and could signal that the best is yet to come.