ESPN pundit shares expectations for the Ravens in 2024

May 13, 2024

ESPN’s Mina Kimes jumped on ESPN’s NFL Live to talk about the Ravens.

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The excitement over the Ravens’ offense in 2024 has pundits curious what they’ll do in Year 2 of offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s regime. In 2023, they were fourth in points per games (28.4), first in rushing yards per game (156.5), 21st in passing yards per game (213.8), sixth in total yards per game (370.4) and 11th in third-down conversion percentage (40.87%).

So, what is ESPN’s Mina Kimes expecting from the Ravens as they navigate the offseason? Open space for Lamar Jackson and building on the passing game they started to do last season.

“I think the sort of advances that they’ve made with the passing attack over the last season with new offensive coordinator Todd Monken, it creates more space for Lamar Jackson,” Kimes said on ESPN’s NFL Live. “He’s not running from behind those ultra-heavy formations, personnel groupings into stacked boxes anymore. So he’s less likely to take the sort of hits I think we would be worried about. Now, whether that offense builds on what they did last year, not in the playoffs but in the regular season, I think is going to largely determine how much, how successful they can be this year. You are seeing some pretty dramatic changes on that offensive line. They did draft Roger Rosengarten to play right tackle out of Washington. So, there’s loss there, but then you add Derrick Henry and you get Mark Andrews back from the injury. So, I think there’s some negatives but they’re outweighed by the gains as well as the continuity you get with Todd Monken.”