Breaking News: Ravens Wide Receiver Uncertainty Is High This Offseason

The Baltimore Ravens had a decent, not fantastic 2023 season as they won the AFC North and claimed the No. 1 seed. The Ravens were destroyed by the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game, even though they had defeated the tenacious Houston Texans.

Now that the draft and free agency are drawing near, it’s unclear exactly which players Lamar Jackson will use as weapons for the upcoming campaign. Although Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t guaranteed to return, Laquon Treadwell and Devin Duvernay are free agents, and Nelson Agholor has already re-signed.

Therefore, moving forward, the receiver room may undergo significant alteration. The Ravens’ receiving possibilities were evaluated by NFL.com, and to be honest, there are more questions than answers. “Flowers is a keeper,” according to NFL.com. “It makes sense that Agholor was recently signed to a one-year contract.Mike Florio Predicts Ravens Will Use Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag on Lamar  Jackson

 

A lingering worry in the Owings Mills community is whether Baltimore will pay the estimated $13.78 million for Bateman’s fifth-year option in 2025. Late in the season, the former first-round pick began to show some life, but that total is high for a wide receiver who has never gained more than 600 yards in a season.

But by declining, will the Ravens want to create a huge need at the position the following offseason? “It may depend on how free agency plays out. Beckham had some strong performances, but a $15 million contract isn’t worth taking a chance on. Lamar Jackson won his second MVP while demonstrating improvement in a new offense with improved weapons. Baltimore needs to maintain it by making sure the passing game has an adequate number of playmakers.”

Rashod Bateman and Zay Flowers will likely play together more in 2024, according to head coach John Harbaugh, but given Bateman’s injury history, that is hardly a given for the upcoming campaign. Last season, Duvernay and Treadwell combined to catch five passes.

If Beckham Jr. is not reinstated, Jackson’s pass catchers will still include Flowers, Bateman, and tight ends Mark Andrews and Isaiah Likely. Jackson needs weapons, so the Ravens will undoubtedly want to add one or more receivers to the mix, whether through the draft or a wise free agency acquisition.

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