Baltimore Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta addressed numerous issues on Monday surrounding the club's ability to build around quarterback Lamar Jackson.
DeCosta balked at the idea that players wouldn't want to play for the Ravens. Baltimore's offense has come under fire for being too one-sided, with wide receiver Marquise Brown recently expressing his opinion on the matter. Powered by Jackson's legs, Baltimore finished this season with the NFL's top rushing offense, but its passing attack ranked last.
"Players want to play with Lamar Jackson. I really do kind of laugh at the notion that players don't want to come here and play with Lamar because he's one of the best young players in the NFL," DeCosta said.
One proposition to improve the passing attack is adding a dynamic receiver. The Ravens failed to have a wideout break the 800-yard mark in 2020 as Brown led the team with 769 yards. The franchise relied on a receiving group consisting of Brown, Willie Snead, Miles Boykin, and 32-year-old Dez Bryant, who hadn't played in the NFL since 2017.