Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews join fellow Raven in NFL Top 100

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After Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey first made the NFL Top 100 list of players for the 2023 season earlier this week, the folks over NFL Network released a new 10-player chunk yesterday and two more members of the Flock Nation made the list.

Both quarterback Lamar Jackson and tight end Mark Andrews joined Humphrey as the (most probably) only other players of the Ravens organization in this year's Top 100.

Brenna White of wrote a few blurbs discussing the players listed between the no. 80 and no. 71, who were those revealed to the fans on Wednesday, July 26. Here is what she had to say.

No. 80 - TE Mark Andrews

"Steady and true, even when battling injuries in 2022, Andrews continues to be a top option on offense for the Ravens. In 15 games started and played, Andrews had 73 receptions for 847 yards and five touchdowns, earning the 27-year-old his third trip to the Pro Bowl. The five-year veteran stands as Lamar Jackson's most trusted option for good reason and is poised for another good season in Baltimore's revamped offense in 2023."

Brenna White,

Andrews fell 48 full spots from his 2022 rank, which is a sizable drop in terms of how he's seen and rated by his peers.

As White pointed out, though, Andrews was "steady and true, even when battling injuries" throughout last year and he even had to play without Lamar Jackson tossing him the rock.

No. 72 - QB Lamar Jackson

"Jackson threw for 2,242 yards and scored 20 total touchdowns (17 passing, three rushing) in 12 games while keeping the playoff-bound Ravens afloat with an 8-4 record. Jackson's fifth season in the league ended on a sour note with the star QB on the sideline due to injury, but Baltimore invested in Jackson months later with a five-year, $260 million contract that includes $185 million guaranteed. The former MVP enters a big 2023 season now having been rightfully compensated like the game-changer he has proven to be."

Brenna White,

Jackson, while still rated as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL by his peers, has gone from ranking no. 1 in 2020, to the no. 24 in 2021, then the no. 36 last season, and barely a top-75 rank entering 2023. That's steep!

Even then, though, it must be said that Jackson has played only 12-game back-to-back seasons and that, as long as he stays healthy next year the sky will be the limit for him after the Ravens absolutely rebuilt the offense by both bringing a new OC in Georgia's Todd Monken while also adding pieces in WRs Zay Flowers, Odell Beckham Jr., and Nelson Agholor.

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