The Baltimore Ravens may not have expected wide receiver Demarcus Robinson to play a major role this season when he was signed back in August, but that’s just what’s happened.
Robinson has stepped up over the last few weeks and become the team’s most productive wide receiver seemingly out of nowhere. He’s embracing the opportunity and even believes he could thrive in a larger role.
When speaking to the media following the Ravens’ 13-3 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, Robinson told reporters that he believes he could be a “focal point” of the Ravens’ offense.
In fact, the veteran wideout has always believed he could play a significant role in any offense he’s been a part of. Now in Baltimore, he’s maximizing his opportunities and earning that role.
"“I felt like I could be a big focal point wherever I would have [gone]. I’m glad it’s here, obviously. I feel like I can be a big focal point, for sure.”"
Demarcus Robinson has exceeded expectations for the Ravens
When the Ravens signed Robinson shortly before the start of the 2022 season, the expectation was that he would fill a depth role as an experienced veteran wide receiver.
But with Rashod Bateman now out for the season, Robinson has been thrust into a larger role, and he’s rewarded the Ravens.
Robinson has paced all Ravens wide receivers in two of the last three weeks including a breakout 9-catch, 128-yard performance against the Panthers on Sunday.
It was the best game by a Ravens wide receiver this season and only the second time a Ravens wideout had eclipsed 100 yards in a game in 2022.
The Ravens have been searching for a complement to Mark Andrews in the passing game and Robinson might just play a crucial role for the team down the stretch this season.
The 28-year-old has thrived in the intermediate passing game whether finding open spaces over the middle of the field or creating separation on the sideline. It’s clear that Lamar Jackson trusts him too.
With all the talk about trading for a wide receiver at the deadline or even signing Odell Beckham, Demarcus Robinson is proving that the Ravens have a reliable and capable complementary receiver already under contract.
He’s earned the right to be a featured player in this offense.