Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis ended his impressive NFL career by being a part of the team’s Super Bowl XLVII victory. It solidified Lewis’ place among the NFL greats and he will go down as the greatest player in Baltimore Ravens history. He ends his career as a two-time Super Bowl champ, thirteen-time Pro Bowler and two-time Defensive Player of the Year. To honor Lewis’ great career, the team has plans that they announced on Thursday.
The Ravens are planning to construct a Ray Lewis statue outside of M&T Bank Stadium.
“I think he set himself apart in Baltimore sports history,” owner Steve Bisciotti said, per ESPN’s Jamison Hensley, “and we will certainly look into it and I would not be surprised if there is one in the next year or two.”
Honoring Lewis with a statue outside of the stadium is a smart move by the franchise. Fans will always remember Lewis for his on-field accomplishments and he is believed to be one of the most important sports figures in Baltimore. It isn’t out of the ordinary to honor a sports figure with a statue outside of the stadium where he played, so I like seeing the Ravens planning to erect a Lewis statue.
All we need to know is what moment the Lewis statue will capture. Surely it will have to incorporate his pre-game dance in some way, shape or form.
What pose do you think the Ravens should use for Lewis’ statue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.