Ravens WR Sammy Watkins clarifies the Lamar Jackson – Patrick Mahomes rivalry
There’s a big time Sunday Night Football matchup brewing between the Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. All eyes will be on the superstar quarterbacks, Lamar Jackson and Patrick Mahomes.
Sammy Watkins is currently a go-to target for Jackson with the Ravens. He spent the last couple of seasons before this one with Mahomes and the Chiefs. Now, via ProFootballTalk, Watkins is chiming in. He doesn’t care what the two quarterbacks say, this is a rivalry.
“I think those guys definitely view it that way,” Watkins said. “You can say you’re not, but the world is watching two of the best, youngest MVPs in the league and very talented guys. I’m definitely looking at it that way like, man, Lamar needs to win. He’s been doing a great job in this league with how he’s carrying himself as a teammate and as a guy that does the right things off the field. I just think it’s time for him to take that next hump and try to get a win, and I hope this team, we prepare and the coaches prepare to do our best to will a win for the organization and him.”
The Ravens have been ravaged by injuries in the early part of the season and were handed another one on Thursday with all-pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley being ruled out for the matchup against the Chiefs.
While that and the injuries to others on the roster will make it difficult for the Ravens, John Harbaugh’s team won’t be mailing it in.