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Baltimore Ravens Very Close To Making Blockbuster Trade

    Lamar Jackson, the quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens, is not under contract with the team, and there is a growing possibility that he won’t play for them in 2023. The Ravens front staff has shifted its attention to enhancing the offense built around its starting quarterback in light of the uncertainty at quarterback.

    In the offseason, Baltimore made a lot of adjustments to their offense. Greg Roman, the Ravens’ play-caller, was fired, and Todd Monken took his place. Despite the fact that Monken hasn’t been an NFL head coach since 2019, he is well-liked in the league and played a key role in the Georgia Bulldogs’ two consecutive national championships.

    Baltimore focused on the receiving corps after appointing Monken as the play-caller. Nelson Agholor gave the Ravens additional speed, but a more significant change was required. The Ravens reportedly came very close to obtaining one of the top wide receivers on the trade market before reaching an agreement with Odell Beckham Jr.

    Wide receiver Courtland Sutton was the subject of trade talks between Baltimore and the Denver Broncos, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic. This summer, there apparently was ‘a deal to be made’ with both parties interested at one time, but Denver decided against trading Sutton.

    Baltimore Ravens Very Close To Making Blockbuster Trade

    The Ravens went back to the negotiating table with Beckham Jr. after missing out on the Pro Bowl wide receiver and still seeking to address the offense’s dearth of dependable pass catchers. The Ravens made Beckham Jr. a deal no other team would match when he was still the best available choice in the NFL free agency market and Baltimore knew the New York Jets might sign him.

    On March 26, Sean Payton, the head coach of the Denver Broncos, assured reporters that neither Sutton nor Jerry Jeudy will be traded. Denver’s decision to remove both wide outs from the trade market was not fully explained, but it had a big impact on the Ravens’ choice to sign Beckham Jr.

    The health of its players will be crucial to Baltimore’s season. A year has passed since Beckham Jr. underwent ACL surgery for the second time in his NFL career. Rashod Bateman, a former first-round pick, has only started nine games and participated in 18 games overall in his first two seasons.

    Ultimately, the quarterback will determine whether or not the Ravens’ attack is dynamic and reliable in 2023. If Jackson plays for Baltimore, the offensive there might be among the best in the NFL. On the other hand, if Tyler Huntley is the starting quarterback, the Ravens might have one of the top picks in the NFL Draft of 2024.