Through six seasons most Baltimore Ravens fans will agree that Marlon Humphrey had a great season, and lived up to expectations. When you look at his career through his age 26 season, some of the most similar names that pop up include Joe Haden, Rashean Mathis, Marcus Peters, Jalen Ramsey, and Tre'Davius White. That is a solid group to be a part of.
Marlon Humphrey year seven expectations with Baltimore Ravens
If the start of his career was going the same way as these guys, what would he have to do in year seven to keep up? Below is a look at what each player did in their age 27 seasons.
Tre White only played six games due to injury. Still, it is worth putting in as a reminder that this always could happen, no matter the trajectory of your career.
For the most part you can assume that Humphrey has what it takes to stay on track with these players. Humphrey has hit 58 tackles in each of the last four seasons. Last year, he was at 71 combined tackles. He also had 10 passes defensed in all but one season. Last year he just had seven, but even then it would be above Mathis.
Last year he allowed 64% of his passes to be completed, and that was a career-high. If he started to get worse in that area, it would not be on par with the rest of these names, but he should expect to come back to down to his normal rates, which is 57% for his career. If he hit his career average, or even somewhere between his career rate and last year, he would be just fine.
Last year Marlon Humphrey allowed 11.1 yards per completion, and his career rate is 11.6. Needless to say he should have no issue being inside the 14 yards per completion that Joe Haden was allowing. Also, he allowed 7.5 yards per target last year, but his career rate is 6.3. The 6.3 yards per target would be elite compared to the rest of the names he is compared to. Still even the 7.5 is right in line with what would be expected from him.
We will look back at the end of the season to see if Marlon Humphrey has kept pace with these names historically.