Cleveland Browns: 3 expectations for Week 1 vs Ravens

Cleveland Browns Baker Mayfield (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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2. Lamar will expand his game

The Ravens have made it point to expand their passing game in 2020 to help Lamar Jackson expand his game. While running for a 1st down on 3rd and 12 works, it’s not optimal, so Baltimore would like to get some more production downfield out of young receivers Marquise Brown and Miles Boykin.

To expedite the effort, the Ravens didn’t mess around in the offseason. They traded No. 2 tight end Hayden Hurst and replaced him with more a blocking oriented player in Nick Boyle.

Early results for the Ravens are terrific. Jackson reportedly threw one interception during the entire training camp.

And if things don’t always go according to plan? Jackson can revert back to intermediate throws and running. It worked to a degree of over 3,000 passing and over 1,200 rushing yards last season en route to the MVP award.