Baltimore Ravens: September Awards

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Offensive MVP

Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; ) Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) celebrates after hits touchdown during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Smith Sr.

Smith told everyone this offseason that he was going to leave everything on the field in his final professional season and he has done exactly that in the first month of the season. You can argue that he’s one of the top-five receivers in football through these first four weeks.

The 36-year old has 29 receptions for 373 yards and two touchdowns so far this season. He is nearly equaling his production from last season in which he had 429 yards and three touchdowns on 25 receptions. The production is nearly the same, but Smith has been even more of a menace this season. The way he breaks tackles and let’s you hear about it afterwards is something this team is lacking with Suggs out. His toughness and attitude are why many people think he was born to be a Raven.

He left Thursday’s back with a back contusion and his status for next week’s game against the Browns is still in question. It would be a huge loss for the Ravens if Smith can’t take the field as he has easily been the offense’s best weapon.

The question that everyone wants to know is if Smith is capable of putting up these kinds of numbers all season long. It was around this time last season that the production started to fall for Smith, but with the current makeup of the Ravens offense, he is going to continue to get a lot of targets. If Smith keeps up the current pace, he will easily be the Ravens MVP.

Next: The Defensive MVP