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Ravens’ Mark Andrews reacts to Hayden Hurst trade to Falcons

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Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews was shocked when the team traded fellow tight end, Hayden Hurst, to the Atlanta Falcons.

Hurst and Andrews together were quite the combo with the Ravens and according to Andrews, the two were really good friends. Even though Andrews is sad to see him go, he knows he is going to get a bigger role with the Falcons, and that is something he is excited to watch:

“I think, first of all, it was kind of a shock for me,” the Ravens tight end said to Jonas Shaffer of the Baltimore Sun. “I’m sad I won’t be able to have him next year. I won’t be able to talk to him next year as much. But I’m also excited for him. I’m excited for him to get more of an opportunity with Atlanta. I know that he’s going to thrive there. He’s a great player. I love him to death. But it’s exciting for him as well. But personally, I’m sad.”

Andrews had a dominant 2019 season in catching 64 passes for 852 yards and 10 touchdowns, and that production may have been a big reason the Ravens decided to trade away Hurst this offseason.

Andrews said after the big season that he still has a chip on his shoulder and is ready to have a big season in 2020:

“I’ve always got a big chip on my shoulder,” Andrews said. “I’ve always kind of been someone to want to take the next step and be great each and every year, and getting better each and every year. Yeah, I think I had a good year last year. It’s all about improving on that. “

After having a disappointing exit in the 2019 playoffs, hopefully, all the Ravens are working hard this offseason so it doesn’t happen again.