Ravens tight end Mark Andrews on Wednesday was named the team’s 2021 Most Valuable Player, an award voted on by local media who cover the team.
Andrews also was honored as the team’s media “Good Guy,” which honors players who’ve accommodated reporters and provided insight throughout the season. Andrews is the first player in the 19 years of awards voting to receive both in the same year.
Andrews, a Pro Bowl selection for the second time in three years, enters the Ravens’ Week 18 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the single-season franchise record for receiving yards (1,276). Andrews also needs just five catches to break Derrick Mason’s single-season record of 103, set in 2007.
Andrews, who’s caught touchdowns from three quarterbacks this season, leads all NFL tight ends in catches and receiving yards and is tied for first with nine touchdown receptions. Over the past four weeks, he’s caught 35 of 40 targets for 465 yards and four touchdowns.
Recent team MVPs include quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was so honored the previous two years, and cornerback Marlon Humphrey.