The Baltimore Ravens have picked up right where they left off in the 2019 season, and Mark Andrews is doing the same at tight end.
Following a takeaway by the Ravens defense to start the year, the offense marched down the field and got into the end zone with Andrews making an incredible catch in the end zone.
Here’s a look:
Mark Andrews is going to end up with 100 TDs this season if defenses aren't going to cover him. pic.twitter.com/YOtbaSV7jG
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 13, 2020
If the Ravens keep getting takeaways and marching down the field with ease, it will be a quick and successful 2020 season. Rivals of the Ravens don’t want to see these types of plays this season.
Mark Andrews Grinding for More in 2020
After a great first few seasons in the league, Andrews has begun to take on the look of an elite player. Even while that might be the case, it’s clear he still wants to improve to become the best of the best at his position in the league.
Speaking with reporters, Andrews was asked about where he sees himself in 2020 and beyond, and as he said, it’s more about personal improvement and team goals than anything else.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 10, 2020
“Obviously last year was a good year, but there’s a lot of room for me to improve. Looking back this offseason, had a ton of time to think and watch film, really work on my body to try and get to that next level. I want to be the best tight end. I’m not there yet, I’m excited to show what I can do this year. I think blocking’s got to be a huge thing for me where I want to improve. I’ve got to make big strides in that area this year. Just continue to work as a receiving guy. That’s my bread and butter, but I always want to get better with that. I want to be dangerous in all situations. I don’t come out and have goals for any year, I’m a team guy, I want to win a Super Bowl and that’s the most important thing for me.”
It’s great to see Andrews on the same page when it comes to the overall team goals, and it wouldn’t be a shock to see the Ravens be able to accomplish those things with a similar mindset throughout the team. It’s clear the team is putting the whole group over personal improvement which is great to see.
Bet on Andrews continuing to look elite along the way as well.
Mark Andrews 2019 Highlights
Last season, Andrews was dominant for the Ravens and posted an excellent season on the field given his 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. That work was celebrated with a new video which proved just how good Andrews was last season playing for the team.
Here’s a look at his greatest hits:
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 30, 2020
Lamar Jackson re-tweeted the video, showing how excited he was for Andrews as a top target heading into the 2020 season.
— Lamar Jackson (@Lj_era8) June 30, 2020
Wideout Marquise Brown, a young star in his own right, called Andrews “the truth” on the team in re-tweeting the video.
— Hollywood Brown (@Primetime_jet) June 30, 2020
Clearly, Andrews is poised for big things this coming season and the Ravens franchise and key players understand what direction he’s going. That could be the biggest reason the team moved on from fellow young tight end threat Hayden Hurst this offseason.
Mark Andrews Stats
After coming into the league in 2018 as a rookie out of Oklahoma, Andrews has wasted little time making a big statistical impact for the Ravens. As a rookie, Andrews managed to catch 3 touchdowns and put up 552 yards receiving. This season, as his role has increased, Andrews has managed to have an even better year. He’s put up 707 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2019, and has come into his own for the Ravens with the help of one of the most explosive quarterbacks in the entire league.
The totals add up for 13 touchdowns and 1,404 yards. Far and away, he’s been one of the most productive tight ends to come out in the draft the last few seasons. The numbers show why Andrews is such an important piece for the Baltimore offense to have in the mix whenever possible.
Andrews is clearly off to a fast start with this touchdown.