Believe it or not, the first NFL team reports to training camp already on July 11: the Baltimore Ravens’ rookies are due in Owings Mills, Maryland, on Wednesday. That’s the first reporting date of any team, with Baltimore’s veterans also the earliest on July 18.
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The annual Hall of Fame Game, this year featuring the Chicago Bears and Ravens, is less than a month away (August 2) in Canton, Ohio. The Ravens were allowed to report earlier than any team because they are playing in that game. The Bears will be the earliest NFC team to report (veterans on July 19) for the same reason.
With all due respect to the Ravens and Bears, it would be a mammoth upset if either team had a player in the NFL MVP conversation for 2018. Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco is +7500 on this prop. Flacco has been trending downward ever since winning MVP honors of Super Bowl XLVII and getting a huge contract extension – which has essentially killed the Ravens ever since.