The Pro Bowl wideout narrowed his choice between the Bills and the Ravens. But in the end, Jeremy Maclin decided to head out to Baltimore and join Joe Flacco along with his offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, who was Maclin’s coach during his time on the Eagles.
After the retirement of future Hall of Famer Steve Smith, the Ravens needed to fix their problem at wide receiver. Maclin might be the solution. After an injury riddled season in 2016, Maclin looks to bounce back in an offense where he will most likely be the number one target. If can just stay healthy for a full season he can have a huge year, and has the stats from previous seasons to prove it. In the 2015 NFL season, Maclin recorded 87 receptions for 1,088 yards, to go along with eight touchdowns in 15 games. In just 12 games in the most recent season, his production dipped. He had over 40 less catches compared to the previous season and his receiving yards dipped drastically as well as his touchdowns.
For the Ravens, this is a huge addition for what has been a lackluster offense in the past few seasons. Joe Flacco finally gets a capable number one target who is still young. Even though Maclin struggled with injuries, he can still be a spark plug that the Ravens need in their mediocre offense.