After an impressive 14-2 season, individual honors keep coming for the Ravens.
A franchise record five Ravens were recognized on the Associated Press 2019 First-Team All-Pro list announced Friday – quarterback Lamar Jackson, left tackle Ronnie Stanley, defensive backs Marcus Peters and Marlon Humphrey, and kicker Justin Tucker. Veteran guard Marshal Yanda was named to the All-Pro second team.
This follows the Ravens also tying an NFL record with 12 Pro Bowlers this year.
This is Jackson's first time as an All-Pro and he is expected to be named the NFL's MVP. Not only did Jackson set the single-season record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,206), he led the league with 36 touchdown passes while throwing just six interceptions.
Every week, Jackson did things that were highlight-worthy.
Stanley is also an All-Pro for the first time, earning his place as one of the best offensive linemen in the game. He was rated the top left tackle by Pro Football Focus, superbly protecting Jackson's blindside all season. According to PFF, Stanley gave up just one quarterback hit all season.
Humphrey is another first-time All-Pro who blossomed into one of the league's most versatile defensive backs, covering top receivers both outside and in the slot. Humphrey's overtime strip sack and fumble recovery against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 5 was one of the biggest plays of the season. It led to Tucker's game-winning kick that snapped a two-game losing streak, and the Ravens haven't lost since.
Peters is an All-Pro for the third time after twice being honored as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs (2015, 16). He returned three interceptions for touchdowns this season, two for the Ravens after being acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Rams before Week 6. The Ravens are undefeated since acquiring Peters, and he agreed to a long-term contract extension with Baltimore last week.
Tucker is an All-Pro for the fourth time, the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history (90.8 percent). He had another superb season, making 28 of 29 field-goal attempts and 57 of 59 extra points. This season, Tucker became the fastest NFL kicker to reach 1,000 points for his career.
Yanda keeps building his resume for the Hall of Fame, being consistently recognized as premier offensive lineman for the past decade. He has been a first-team All-Pro twice and a second-team All-Pro five times. Yanda's consistent excellence has been a trademark he joined the team in 2007, and he was part of a Baltimore offensive line that helped the Ravens set the NFL single-season team rushing record (3,296 yards), breaking a mark that had stood for 41 years.