For the first time in over a decade Youth Chris Wormley Jersey , a new era of Ravens football is upon us."s Ravens StoriesScheduleRosterStatsYahoo Ravens ReportYahoo Ravens Depth ChartYahoo Ravens TransactionsYahoo Ravens PhotosAbout Odds Community Guidelines StubHub ✕With Joe Flacco out of the picture, all eyes are on Lamar JacksonNew,31commentsFor the first time in over a decade, a new era of Ravens football is upon us. ESTShareTweetShareShareWith Joe Flacco out of the picture, all eyes are on Lamar JacksonEvan Habeeb-USA TODAY SportsEveryone knew it was coming at some point, but when news broke yesterday that the Ravens had agreed to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos, it still caught many, including myself, by surprise. Nobody envisioned Eric DeCosta moving this quickly to strike a deal to move Flacco, but that’s exactly what happened. The trade won’t officially be processed until next month, but Flacco’s time in Baltimore has been up since Week 11 of the 2018 season. Nevertheless, it feels a bit surreal that for the first time in his career, Flacco will be wearing a different uniform next season. It was weird seeing Flacco on the sidelines over the second half of this past season as Lamar Jackson’s backup, but it will be even more strange seeing him throw passes for a new organization. Flacco departs from Baltimore the same way he came in; with class and professionalism. And so, after 11 seasons, six playoff appearances, a Super Bowl MVP trophy and one of the most successful postseason runs from a quarterback in NFL history - here we are at the end of the road.Make no mistake about it Stitched Tyus Bowser Jersey , the Ravens are Lamar Jackson’s team now. Everything that happens in the next few seasons and potentially beyond is tied to Jackson and his development as a quarterback. This sounds like a lot of pressure for a 21-year old kid to handle but if anyone is up to the challenge, it’s Lamar. When Baltimore traded up to select Jackson at the end of the first round in last years’ draft, there was an obvious sense that he would eventually take over as the starting quarterback. However, given his limitations as a passer and raw talent, many envisioned Flacco remaining the starter for two full seasons before ceding way to Jackson. If Flacco doesn’t suffer a hip injury midseason, which allowed Jackson to seize the opportunity as a starter, does Flacco play out the rest of the season? Maybe so, and it’s possible he could have played well enough to stick around heading into next year. However, we can play the “if this, if that” game all day long. The process of Jackson becoming the starting quarterback ended up moving way faster than most people envisioned. Now, he’s not only the starting quarterback, but the face of the Ravens franchise and unquestioned leader. By all accounts, Jackson appears up to the challenge. A poor postseason performance and disappointing ending can’t take away from what he accomplished in year one. Being thrust into a starting role in the middle of the season, tasked with leading your team to the playoffs and potentially saving your coach’s job is not an easy feat for any quarterback, let alone a 21-year old rookie. But that’s exactly what Jackson did, going 6-1 down the stretch to lead Baltimore to a division title for the first time since 2012. Does he all deserve all the credit? Of course not. The defense was stellar over the second half of the season and the coaching staff managed to adjust to a schematic change on offense on the fly. Still, what Jackson did is a noteworthy and is hopefully a sign of things to come. His needed development as a passer is well-documented Youth Tyus Bowser Jersey , but Jackson has an incredible work ethic, intangibles, and other winning qualities that can’t be taught. Jackson has a rare desire to be great that many young players lack. Amidst boos from the home crowd in a dismal showing through three quarters against the Chargers in the playoffs, Jackson responded by throwing for over 150 yards and two touchdowns in the final frame of play, nearly leading the Ravens to a miraculous comeback. Given the Ravens have hitched their wagon to him as the franchise quarterback going forward, there is some pressure for Jackson to not only improve, but to consistently perform and win games. The standard in Baltimore is success, but Jackson doesn't appear to ever shy away from the moment. Flacco deserves praise for bringing a super bowl to Baltimore and easily becoming the most successful quarterback in franchise history. However, in order for the Ravens to progress moving forward, we must all, as a fanbase, embrace the new era that is upon us. It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to say this, but the Baltimore Ravens now have a new face leading them into a new era - and his name is “Action Jackson”. It was close until it wasn’t. The battle in Baltimore ended with the Ravens winning 34-17.Co-MVP: Terrell SuggsWho else but Hacksaw Smithers? The man from Ball So Hard University recovered the strip sack from Matt Judon and returned it 43-yards for the touchdown! The legend of T-Sizzle continues to grow as he put the nail in the coffin on the Raiders.Co-MVP: Lamar JacksonFor his second-straight start, he’s locked down a second-straight victory. Lamar continues to impress as he can burn teams deep with not only his running ability, but his passing. He did throw two interceptions today, but the rookie is learning and going through normal growing pains. In the end, the Ravens won and it’s certainly due to his playmaking.Stock upMatt Judon — After a slow season Stitched Marlon Humphrey Jersey , Judon ramped it up to 11 today. He sacked Raiders QB Derek Carr three times on three-straight plays, including the strip-sack which was returned by Suggs.Cyrus Jones — Nothing like a big-time special teams touchdown to put your team ahead on the scoreboard. He’s done a great job after the punt return gig was a mess all training camp and preseason.Gus Edwards Jr. — Far as anybody else is concerned, the Gus Bus is the starting tailback from here on out. Within a two-week span, the Ravens have replaced their starting quarterback and starting running back with two rookies.Marlon Humphrey — A dominant effort by the second-year cornerback out of Alabama. Absolutely critical third down stops by the young defender kept the Ravens ahead or within reach during the earlier periods of the game. It is all forgotten after the flashy plays by Suggs and Judon, but Humphrey’s play was outstanding and important to this win today.Hayden Hurst — The first Ravens selection in the 2018 NFL Draft is finally getting more involved with this offense. He hauled in three catches for 25 yards and is building chemistry with Jackson.Michael Crabtree — A good revenge game needed a touchdown and Crabtree hauled in one of his easier scores in his career today against his former squad. Good to see the frustration of last week amount to a touchdown this week.Justin Tucker — Another game, another 47-yard completion.Ty Montgomery — He’s dynamic, fast and agile enough to get around the edge and slip loose from tacklers. He’s also a great pass-catching tailback with pass-blocking capability. I hope he re-signs with the Ravens because he is a great tool for this offense.Stock down:Joe Flacco — Can’t help but put the franchise quarterback in this category, but it’s clear now. Lamar has changed the dynamic of this offense. Before, it was lethargic and the run game was abysmal. Now, the team has produced over 240 rushing yards in back-to-back games.Alex Collins — Don’t know if he’ll be getting his job back now after Edwards Jr. has crashed racked up back-to-back 100-yard games on the ground. When he returns, he’ll be competing against both Gus and Ty for snaps.Javorius Allen — He’s looking like the odd man out, as per usual. Fortunately, he’s still getting carries in the game, though they aren’t amounting to much. The Edwards/Jackson mix is bullying squads right now, but Buck has always helped as the spell back.Ravens medical trainer — Anybody who gets yelled at by Marshal Yanda is getting a stock down. That was terrifying.