Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh has plenty of praise to heap on second-year wide receiver AJ Green, whose Bengals come to town on Monday night for an AFC North showdown. Today, Harbaugh addressed the debate surrounding which sophomore wideout will have the better second year—Green vs. Falcons WR Julio Jones. To the Baltimore coach, it isn’t even close. From NFL.com‘s Gregg Rosenthal:
Green certainly started faster last year, but Jones is ready for a huge leap heading into his second season. Jones might get more help from his quarterback, Matt Ryan, and his teammates. But Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh believes we’re not even looking at the debate in the right way. It’s not about whether Green or Jones is the best second-year pro. Harbaugh called Green ”maybe the best receiver in football” on Tuesday. ”Incredible athleticism,” Harbaugh said of Green, via the Carroll County Times. “If you throw a ball anywhere near him … he finds a way to go grab it. He’s got an amazing catch radius. He’s big, tall, long and can get behind a defense very quickly.” The Ravens actually held Green to 2 catches and 26 yards last year when they met the Bengals in the season finale. Green missed the first matchup between the squads last year with a knee injury. The two teams are set to meet again Monday.