June 24, 2024

Lamar Jackson is favored to win the honor by his peers, and he is expected to win his second league MVP trophy at NFL Honors tomorrow night.

According to a Fox Sports survey of 35 players during the Pro Bowl last weekend, Jackson was the undisputed winner of MVP.

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“This is the third year we’ve asked players for their MVP picks, and Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson had the most dominant showing of any player in those three seasons,” stated Greg Auman of Fox Sports. “After guiding Baltimore to the AFC Championship Game, 21 of the 35 players selected him, with the argument that “it’s got to be Lamar” or “easy one: Lamar” being used frequently.

San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey was a distant second with four votes.

Defensive tackle Justin Madubuike and Dallas Cowboys cornerback DaRon Bland were tied for the Most Underrated Defensive Player of the Year award in the voting. Everybody had two votes. Security Inside linebacker Patrick Queen and Kyle Hamilton each got one vote.

In addition, Madubuike garnered two votes for Defensive Player of the Year, while inside linebacker Roquan Smith and Hamilton each received one vote. T.J. Watt of the Pittsburgh Steelers was victorious with six votes.

Greg Roman Reportedly Will Be Chargers’ New Offensive Coordinator

The Los Angeles Chargers keep using former Ravens players to fill important positions.

Greg Roman, who oversaw offensive playmaking for the Ravens from 2019 to 2022, has reached an agreement to join the Chargers as offensive coordinator.

Jim Harbaugh, the new head coach of the Chargers, will rejoin with Roman. He was on Stanford’s and the 49ers’ staffs under Harbaugh.

Jesse Minter was hired by the Chargers as defensive coordinator, the team announced Wednesday. Minter, who replaced Mike Macdonald as Harbaugh’s defensive coordinator at Michigan the previous two seasons, served as the defensive assistant coach for the Ravens from 2017 to 2020.

Joe Hortiz, who spent 26 years as the Ravens’ director of player personnel, departed last week to take a general manager role with the Chargers.

In 2024, the Ravens will travel to play the Chargers.

Early Predictions on How Ravens Will Fare in 2024

Based on the 2023 winning % of their opponents, the Ravens’ schedule for the upcoming season is the second toughest in the NFL. Considering this, Brian Wacker and Childs Walker of The Baltimore Sun predicted far too early how the Ravens would do in 2024:

Wacker: “It’s difficult to imagine the Ravens matching what they did in the regular season, given all the turnover on the roster and among the coaching staff.” In addition, teams like the Chargers and Bengals, who are division rivals, ought to improve the next season. However, it might not be the worst thing. Jackson might do better as the underdog than as the favorite in the Super Bowl. Perhaps it is best for the Ravens to travel and find a way around the

Walker: “It’s important to keep in mind that Jackson is 58-19 as a regular-season starter, despite all of our concern over his postseason play. This was the best squad in the NFL, winning a lot of close games against very good opponents. They will still field a strong defense captained by All-Pros Smith and Hamilton and directed by the shrewd, charming young assistant of Mike Macdonald, Zach Orr. With 11 victories as an acceptable baseline, the Ravens will still be very good even if they take a step back. And until the Ravens turn up with a fantastic game in late January, none of that will persuade their fans.

Ravens Trade Out of First Round in NFL.com Analyst’s Mock Draft

According to Zierlein’s scenario, the Ravens transfer their No. 30 choice to the New England Patriots in order to move out of the first round.

When the Ravens traded the 29th overall pick to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for a second-round and a fourth-round pick in 2012, it was the last time they did not choose in the first round.

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