The Baltimore Ravens were on the cusp of disaster to start the NFL offseason, with superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson demanding his contract demands be met or he wanted the team to trade him.
All signs pointed to the Ravens being forced to trade Jackson, as they seemed far apart on a new contract, and a blockbuster trade seemed inevitable.
In an unexpected turn of events, Jackson agreed to a new deal with the team, securing his long-term future in Baltimore and making the Ravens relevant once again.
As if that wasn’t good enough news for Baltimore, the team also signed superstar wideout Odell Beckham Jr. and drafted Zay Flowers, which are two substantial additions to the passing game.
This opens up the field for wide receiver Rashon Bateman, who the team recently reinstated and activated, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Ravens reinstated and activated WR Rashod Bateman from the reserve/did not report list.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 23, 2023
Although the additions of Beckham and Flowers have made all the headlines this offseason and will be the focus of a lot of opposing defenses during the 2023 season, Bateman is no slouch and will also demand attention.
Bateman is by no means a superstar in the making or even a star player at this point in his career, but he could have a career year in 2023 with so much attention being drawn by Beckham, Flowers, and star tight end Mark Andrews.
The Ravens have yet to play a snap, but it’s hard to argue that this team won’t make a case for being the best offense in the NFL during the upcoming season.NEXT: Odell Beckham Jr. Hosts Youth Football Camp In Baltimore