Which tight end will catch more passes for the Ravens next season, Dennis Pitta or Owen Daniels?
The safer choice would be Pitta, who enjoys great chemistry with quarterback Joe Flacco. But Daniels played eight seasons in Houston for Gary Kubiak, now the Ravens’ offensive coordinator. Daniels had four seasons in Houston where he caught at least 50 passes, and there is no Ravens player more familiar with Kubiak’s offense.
Over the past four seasons, Daniels has actually caught more passes (178) than Pitta (122). It should be noted that Pitta missed most of last season following hip surgery, and at age 29, Pitta is two years younger than Daniels (31).
However, there is little doubt Daniels will be a consistent part of the Ravens’ offense if he remains healthy. The Ravens will certainly have two-tight end sets with Pitta and Daniels on the field together. And whenever Pitta needs a rest, the Ravens will have no hesitation turning to Daniels.
Pitta and Daniels will push each other during training camp, knowing that reps and opportunities cannot be taken for granted. So which tight end do you think will catch the most passes in 2014, Daniels or Pitta? Give your feedback in the comments section.