Baltimore Ravens Offensive Player of the Year: Tyler Linderbaum
This one may surprise some. However, with Lamar Jackson winning the MVP, you cannot put him here. None of the wide receivers have done enough, and Gus Edwards has not been consistent enough. On the offensive line, almost everyone would agree that Tyler Linderbaum has been the best and most consistent player. So, it came down to Linderbaum and Mark Andrews. Andrews is having a great season and could easily be the answer. However, while we are getting a typical or slightly better Andrews season, we are seeing Linderbaum go from a good rookie to one of the better centers in the NFL, so he gets the slight nod. Plus, Andrews missed one game, and the Ravens won; Linderbaum missed two games, and the Ravens went 1-1. They clearly missed him in the loss.
According to PFF, he has had one of the best pass protection performances of the season based on expectations.
That is impressive because last season, Linderbaum was much better in the run game than he was in pass protection. He has improved his weakness to being a strength, and his run blocking has not gotten any worse, either.
The Ravens offense has been the clunkier unit at times, and it is the reason they lost two games more than the defense. However, as Linderbaum has improved, you have started to see the scoring increase in recent weeks. He is that valuable to this operation.