He might not have played an offensive skill position in his heyday, but Shannon Sharpe surely faced a bunch of such players while looking at them from the opposite side of the field on his way to making the Hall of Fame as one of the best linebackers to ever do it.
If there is anyone I trust to know something about the connection between quarterbacks and wideouts, then that's former player and current analyst Sharpe.
The pundit touched on the rapport between Lamar Jackson and veteran wide receiver Odell Beckham of late, one that is still in the building phase of their run in Baltimore as Sharpe sees it, even more considering the Ravens are also debuting a new scheme cooked by OC Todd Monken.
"Lamar Jackson is getting better and better and better throwing the football week after week. Now if he and Odell can just get on the same page, now that's gonna open the offense up even more."- Shannon Sharpe, NFL Hall of Famer
"Lamar Jackson is getting better at throwing the football week after week," Sharpe said during a recent airing of ESPN’s First Take show. "If he and Odell can just get on the same page, now that's gonna open the offense up even more."
Sharpe made it sound like Scary Hours are coming to Baltimore if the two veterans can make it click on offense. Truth be told, the Ravens are doing wonders on the offensive side of the ball this season with or without these two connecting (which they really haven't yet, if we're honest).
Beckham has caught 14 passes through Week 8 and he's appeared in six of eight games starting just four. The veteran wide receiver has only racked up 162 yards and he failed to grab a single pass in a game last Sunday for the first time since 2020.
That said, Beckham doesn't care about personal accolades and statistics, but rather is focusing on the ultimate goal: winning the Super Bowl. If he can keep up his current production and step up under the brightest lights, then nobody will complain about that.