The Baltimore Ravens might be good in a few years. Especially if rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ends up being the next signal-calling star in this league. Until then, it’s veteran QB Joe Flacco’s show, and he’s clearly on borrowed time with Jackson waiting for his chance.
On a positive note, the Ravens went out and got Flacco some receiving help, namely wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who’ll assume No. 1 duties this season. Fellow wideout John Brown, picked up from the Cardinals, is also making splashes in camp.
And Baltimore’s defense? Well, it’s coming off a year in which it allowed the sixth fewest points in the NFL last season and generated the most turnovers (34).
But it’s also old. Very old. Defensive tackle Terrell Suggs will turn 36 years old this season. And safety Eric Weddle is 33 years old.
This could hurt the Ravens’ chances this season, which were already going to be difficult for head coach John Harbaugh, who could be on the hot seat in 2018.