The Ravens have a new leading receiver and he plays tight end. Mark Andrews set the franchise record for most single-season receiving yards with an 18-yard catch in the second quarter of Sunday's game at M&T Bank Stadium.
Andrews snapped Michael Jackson's record of 1,201 receiving yards dating back to 1996. Andrews needed just 15 yards entering the game, so he broke it with his first catch.
Somewhat fitting for his toughness, Andrews set the record with a leaping grab in which he got drilled in the back but still held on.
With a team-high six catches for 89 yards, Andrews is now up to 99 catches for 1,276 yards this season. It's been an unreal year for Andrews, ranking among the best for a tight end in league history.
"It's an honor," Andrews said. "There are a lot of great players that have played here, and I've played with a lot of great players. Without my teammates, without the guys throwing me the ball, pass protecting, my receivers on the outside, my tight end room ... I wouldn't be where I'm at. They push me to be great each and every day, and that's what we all do. We're all working to be the best that we can be. Again, I'm honored; it's humbling to be able to be in this position that I am."