The 2023 season was slated to be a breakout one for Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Rashod Bateman, but it has so far been far from it.
Bateman has not emerged as a go-to target for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson this year. Jackson has posted a lowly 52.6 passer rating when targeting Bateman.
And he has recorded one interception when throwing at the 3rd-year wideout, which came in Baltimore’s Week 6 win over the Tennessee Titans. Injuries have marred Bateman’s run with the Ravens. For one, he dealt with a nagging hamstring injury earlier in the season, and it forced him to miss Baltimore’s game against the Cleveland Browns.
Jackson has built promising chemistry with Bateman in practice, and he hopes that it will soon “transition” into in-game action.
“I believe we’re good,” Jackson said during a press conference on Wednesday. “We always have chemistry in practice and stuff like that. We’ve just got to transition that over to the game.”
“There’s a lot of guys out there getting open, so I’m just trying to spread the ball around.” “But we’re going to be good as the season goes on.” Bateman has so far logged career lows across the board in the ongoing campaign, including in receiving yards per game (16.4).
Bateman sure will look to get back on the right track in Baltimore’s upcoming Week 7 contest against the Detroit Lions.