NFL 2022: Ranking the best supporting casts for every starting QB

November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
November 3, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) is congratulated by tight end Darren Waller (83) and quarterback Derek Carr (4) for catching a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Detroit Lions at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports /
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Feb 6, 2022; Paradise, Nevada, USA; AFC tight end Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens (89) runs with the ball against the NFC during the second quarter during the Pro Bowl football game at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

26. Baltimore Ravens, Lamar Jackson

RB: JK Dobbins, Gus Edwards
WR: Rashod Bateman, Tylan Wallace
WR: James Proche
WR: Devin Duvernay
TE: Mark Andrews, Charlie Kolar, Isaiah Likely

When I tell you I struggled to put the Ravens this high…

struggled to put the Ravens this high.

The Ravens seemingly always have a strong running game, but the injuries in 2021 were too much to overcome.

With JK Dobbins and Gus Edwards back in 2022, among others, that aspect of the offense should be greatly improved.

I would agree with the many folks out there calling Hollywood Brown overrated, but his departure amplifies the gaping hole the Ravens already had at receiver.

Mark Andrews really significantly raises the floor of the skill position players in Baltimore. He’s as good of a tight end as you will find in today’s NFL, and dependable.

It’s reasonable to project a big leap in year two from Rashod Bateman, who started off last year injured and had to work his way into the rotation.

Devin Duvernay is a great return specialist who will need to play a much bigger role offensively this season.

James Proche was someone a lot of NFL Draft folks liked coming out of SMU with his strong hands, but he has just 17 catches in his first two NFL seasons.

Tylan Wallace did almost nothing last season but again, provides some upside and potential.

The Ravens are probably too high on this list but Mark Andrews raises the floor considerably and the return of the running back group almost entirely gives Lamar Jackson a much better supporting cast than last year, when his primary help was (checks notes) Devonta Freeman.