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Analyst Calls Ravens’ $98 Million Star ‘Most Overrated’ at Position

Despite serious injuries to several important secondary players, the Baltimore Ravens had one of the top defenses in the NFL in 2023. Star CB Marlon Humphrey was one of such guys; according to one observer, he might be the “most overrated player” in the DB position.

Humphrey was featured as the DB in an article by Alex Kay of Bleacher Report that enumerated the “most overrated player at each position.” Kay is talking about anticipating the 2024 season.

Though Marlon Humphrey is just a year away from his third Pro Bowl selection, Kay stated that the 2019 All-Pro has been declining for some time and is no longer regarded as one of the NFL’s top cornerbacks.

Humphrey’s salary of $23 million entering into the season makes him the second highest paid player on the Ravens roster, which exacerbates the problem.

As he prepares for his eighth NFL season, Kay said, “He’s been getting beat in coverage more often and he’s getting dangerously close to becoming a liability.”

The Ravens are banking on Humphrey to revert to the Pro Bowl form that earned him the $98 million contract he signed, as they have Super Bowl expectations going into the season.

Humphrey could make a comeback in 2024 if he continues to be healthy and shuts down opposing pass-catchers, but he hasn’t done either of those things in a season in a long time, according to Kay.

Humphrey responded to the article on X writing, “Hey hey hey be nice bleacher report.”

Marlon Humphrey is an All-Pro Talent at the Position

After being selected by the Ravens in the first round of the 2017 draft, Humphrey is about to begin his eighth season with the team. Since his rookie year, the CB has been a mainstay in the secondary and has earned a spot on the First Team All-Pro as well as three Pro Bowls.

Humphrey has 303 combined tackles, 76 pass defenses, and 13 interceptions in eight years.

“This past year was the first season that Humphrey allowed a completion rate lower than 53.6 percent since 2018,” noted Kay. Though he too had infrequent playing time, it was nevertheless an improvement over his abilities.

Humphrey made his debut against the Pittsburgh Steelers after missing the first four games of the season. Before suffering an injury in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns that required him to miss the following two games, he was able to play for six straight weeks.

As Kay noted, “Due to various injuries, Humphrey was only available for 10 games—the fewest he’s played since his sophomore season in 2018.”

Humphrey’s coverage errors have earned him some sympathy, but if he proves to be the weak link in what should be a Super Bowl defense, fans might eventually turn against him.

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