This is not news: Ravens rookie wide receiver Zay Flowers keeps making history weekly. Sorry, but it is what it is, and the expectations keep as high as they ever were but the young playmaker just doesn't know how not to meet them.
Just last weekend, in the Week 7 clash against the Detroit Lions at The Bank, Baltimore trounced the visitors and Flowers etched his name in the history books of the NFL... perhaps for the nth time in his brief pro career.
According to the league statistics, Flowers became the second wide receiver since 1970 to get at least 50+ yards from scrimmagin in each of his first seven NFL games. The only other player is current Cincinnati Bengals wideout Ja'Marr Chase, who did it as a rookie back in 2021.
Head Coach John Harbaugh, asked about it and his thoughts on the feat and Flowers' exploits, said (h/t A to Z Sports) that "It's probably as good as it can be."
See what I was saying? This is hardly news these days! Flowers has been so incredible that nobody is batting an eye even if he's doing things in the league that he had barely seen before he graced an NFL football field.
Harbaugh praised the work of the Ravens coaches when answering the question, on top of giving Flowers his... well, flowers. "[WR coach] Greg [Lewis] does a great job with him," Harbaugh said. "Greg Lewis and [assistant WR coach] Keith Williams both do a great job with those guys, with all that."
Of course, as the coach of the team, Harbaugh knows he must keep his players on alert and improving at all times, not resting on their laurels. "He's doing great, but he’s going to get a lot better, and he needs to get better," Harbaugh said.
So far this season, Flowers has racked up 442 yards on just 39 receptions with his longest pass-catch going for 52 yards. Although he's only scored one touchdown this season, Flowers' 442 yards rank 22nd in the NFL as of Saturday, Oct. 28th, but only seven players have accrued more yards on fewer than Flowers' 39 grabs.