The Johnny Unitas statue that stands outside of M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore is about to have some permanent company. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said this week that he hopes to have a Ray Lewis statue up before the 2014 NFL season kicks off.

According to Bisciotti, artist Frederick Kail is well on his way to making that happen. Kail is the same artist who sculpted the Unitas statue.

"He's well into it," Bisciotti told ESPN.com. "I haven't seen any progress pictures, but the original stuff was just off the charts. We think we'll have it done before the season starts."

Bisciotti first announced plans for a Lewis statue after the Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII over the 49ers in February 2013. However, at the time, Bisciotti said it was probably a 'year or two' away.