5 reasons to get excited about the Baltimore Ravens in 2023

The offense has new pieces, and the defense has plenty of pieces ready to take off in year two
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4. This is the best the offensive line has looked since Lamar Jackson won MVP

The playmakers are one thing, but we know that this all comes down the offensive line. If they can protect Lamar Jackson, we will see Jackson win the MVP. Is it a coincidence that the last time Ronnie Stanley played 16 games, the Ravens were one-seed with Jackson as the MVP? His injuries came right after that, and he has not been able to get healthy since.

This summer, Stanley talked about finally being able to progress this summer and not rehab. So, this could be the best we have seen from him in years. Tyler Linderbaum entering his second NFL season, should also give them the best play of his short career. Those are two key positions.

Kevin Zeitler and Morgan Moses are trusted veterans, so they do not need extra motivation, but they are both in contract years. Also, John Simpson is coming off of a stellar preseason, obviously the best of his career.

This is the best the Ravens offensive line has looked entering the season in a long time. The good news is that they carried nine healthy linemen and have Sam Mustipher as a tenth on the practice squad. They have a backup for every position. The depth, the talent, and the health do not come together often, but they are on the Baltimore Ravens offensive line.