Despite supposedly retiring, you already knew that there was just no way that you would no longer see Ray Lewis. He’s already reportedly going to be on your television every week during football season on ESPN.
And now, Ravens fans will have the opportunity to see Lewis at every home game. But unlike years past, Lewis will be in statue form because the Ravens plan to build a statue of the future Hall of Famer.
The franchise plans to erect a statue honoring Ray Lewis’ 17-season, future Hall of Fame career outside M&T Bank Stadium sometime within the next year or so.
“I’ll say absolutely maybe,” Bisciotti said. “We have to work that out where and how long it takes. But yes, he sets himself apart in Baltimore sports history. And we certainly look into and I would not be surprised if there’s one there in the next year or two.”
A statue wasn’t the only plans the organization had in mind for Lewis in retirement. Coach John Harbaugh also wanted Lewis to join his coaching staff. But Lewis passed on that opportunity.
He knows he’s always welcome. He has not expressed an interest in coaching. I have asked him, but he’s not interested,” Harbaugh said. “Ray’s iconic. He’s going to be doing so many amazing powerful things. He’s excited about those things.”
So get ready to see Lewis squirrel dance and cry yet another time when the statue is unveiled.