Lamar threw for 2800 yards in 15 games, and most people agree he had a down year. If there's someone who can get open and hold on to the damn ball, there are easily 1100 yards available to a receiver that wants them.
Is Allen Robinson too rich for us? I'd be ok with Godwin or Golladay. I'd lean toward Godwin because he is more comfortable in the slot which plays to Jackson's strengths, and because while Golladay gets contested balls I don't like that he's mediocre at creating separation.
I was (and still am) against addressing WR in the early rounds of the draft, but I'd love a top tier WR via FA or trade. I wasn't really convinced about it until seeing the difference it made for Allen and Kyler Murray. I personally think Allen is only marginally better than he was last year, but the fact that he has Diggs to throw to now has turned him into a pro bowler.
I thought this was put to rest when he beat Tennessee in the playoffs? Think of how few opportunities he has had to lead the team back from a deficit, with how infrequently we are trailing? What about the Cleveland game?
Anyways, this could really just go back and forth all day about why you do or don't like Lamar. FWIW in the playoff game against the Bills he had ATS (Ample Time and Space) to throw on 7 of his 40 drop backs. Specifically, I remember the wide open throw to Andrews at the sideline thinking WTF. Watch the all 22 and watch Powers get walked right back to Lamar as soon as the ball is snapped. Call it what you want, but I watched some of the worst offensive line play down the stretch I have ever seen. Poor snaps, no pass protection, poor blitz pickups, you name it. Of course some of this falls on Lamar to recognize coverages and blitzers pre snap. But lets give the guy a break. He's easily the most exciting offensive player/weapon we have ever had in Baltimore.
Its actually factually incorrect that people should be concerned with a "running qb being more prone" to injuries. So let's stop with that too.
Just a couple links to pass some time.
There's a ton of pitchers in the division who have had good seasons at one point or another but whose careers have been derailed by injury or decline, or who are coming back from significant injuries. Richards, Cobb, Wacha, Kluber, Taillon, Sale, Rodriguez, Richards. I can imagine each guy on that list providing absolutely nothing to their team this season (zero or negative war) -- but each one of them could also put up a good season if they are healthy and the circumstances are right.
If Paxton or Archer signs with an AL East team, that would be two more names to that list.
Which guys on that list provide nothing, and which guys at least competently fill a rotation slot for most of the season or even excel, will go a long way to determining what happens in the division this year.
But as Sportsguy points out, there are also a lot of young unproven guys with some potential that will be in ALE rotations.
It's amazing how few guys there are in the entire division that you can just pretty much say barring an injury they will give you an established, expected level of performance -- Glasnow, Cole, Ryu, maybe Martin Perez. Is that it?