Quarterback Lamar Jackson has been the center of discussions about the Ravens offense in recent months because of the varied opinions about how he will progress as a passer in his second season and beyond.
Whatever questions exist on that front, Jackson still had a bigger hand in Baltimore’s trip to the playoffs than their other 2018 first-round pick. They drafted tight end Hayden Hurst with the 25th overall pick and then saw him go down with a stress fracture in his foot in August.
Hurst would return in time to play in 12 games, but managed just 13 catches for 163 yards and a touchdown in those appearances. His chances of improving on that in 2019 should be helped by continued improvement on the health front.
Hurst posted an x-ray of his foot with a screw in it on Instagram Tuesday and indicated that it had been removed because he’s now 100 percent.