The Baltimore Ravens played a phenomenal season finishing off with the best record in the NFL. Unfortunately, their season came to a shocking end after losing in the Divisional Round against the Tennessee Titans.
However, the Ravens certainly have a bright future ahead of them with their promising talent. They’re currently $27.7 million under the salary cap, according to Over the Cap.
Nonetheless, the Ravens will need to make three moves this offseason to increase their chances of winning a Super Bowl.
Add A Veteran Wide Receiver
The Ravens will clearly need more talent at the wide receiver position next season. Their offense played phenomenal last season, however, they’ve lacked consistency in their wide receivers.
Rookie Marquise Brown showed glimpses of star potential by finishing off the season with 46 catches for 584 yards. However, he was never 100 percent healthy as he was still recovering from the foot surgery he had about a year ago.
Nonetheless, the Ravens should seek to add more veteran receivers this offseason. There will be plenty of veteran receivers available in free agency, with some of those names including AJ Green, Danny Amendola, and Emmanuel Sanders. Adding any of those players will significantly improve their offense next season.
Resign Matthew Judon
Matthew Judon had a tremendous year averaging career highs in sacks (9.5), QB hits (33), and forced fumbles (4). He played a vital role in the Ravens’ defense last year as he often generated pressure.
However, Judon will be an unrestricted free agent and is expected to earn a deal worth $17 million per season, which is a pricey deal for a linebacker. Last offseason, Baltimore allowed Za’Darius Smith to walk and sign with Green Bay Packers, which was a difficult decision to make.
The Ravens can’t let the same thing happen to Judon this offseason. Judon is too valuable for the Ravens’ pass-rushing core. There are some rumors circulating that the Ravens will franchise tag him, but it would come at a hefty cost. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting to see what the Ravens decide to do with Judon in the next couple of weeks.
Strengthen The Offensive Line
The Ravens’ offensive line had a phenomenal season last year, however, they might want to add more depth and strength.
Thirteen-year veteran Marshal Yanda could consider retiring this offseason, which would be a tremendous loss for the Ravens. In addition, Matt Skura will still be recovering from a season-ending knee injury he had in November and will most likely not be ready for the season opener.
Strengthing the offensive line will most likely be a priority for the team this offseason. Nonetheless, in order to make a run for the Super Bowl, their offensive line will need to be 100 percent healthy.