Getting healthy remains the Baltimore Ravens‘ priority coming into the 2022 NFL season.
Last season, injuries to their key players decimated their roster, leaving them out of playoff contention with an 8-9 record.
Lamar Jackson‘s ankle injury was one of the major concerns they dealt with in the latter part of the season.
On defense, they also had no answers for Marlon Humphrey‘s season-ending torn pectoral muscle injury.
The All-Pro cornerback suffered that injury starting their Week 13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Without him, the Ravens’ pass defense was depleted, leading them to lose their last six games.
The former Alabama standout would like to make up for lost time as he anchors another campaign for the team that drafted him in 2017.
But aside from helping the Ravens return to the playoffs, he also has concerns with how EA Sports portrayed him in their Madden video game.
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) June 6, 2022
Humphrey tweeted, “Smh Take me out the game right now before I sue @EAMaddenNFL.”
He said this in response to Snapback Sports CEO Jack Settleman, who shared a Madden video of Humphrey failing to tackle Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb.
Humphrey Is Better Off Working On His Game
As the sequence was playing out, the voice-over was explaining something about animation branching technology.
It’s uncertain if Humphrey made this comment in jest or in all seriousness.
If it’s the latter, he could be in for a lengthy legal battle.
EA Sports deals with the NFL Players Association to use the name, image, and likeness of their members.
In return, players get a check based on an equally distributed amount from the lump sum Electronic Arts gave the NFLPA.
But aside from letting a short clip get to him, he can prove the EA guys wrong by bouncing back strongly and having another All-Pro season.
Luckily, he can make things right by giving Chubb a hard tackle in any of the two regular-season games they will have.