Who won’t be a part of the Baltimore Ravens’ future plans?
The Baltimore Ravens dominated the opposition throughout the 2019 regular season, looking like the favorites to hoist the Lombardi Trophy at Super Bowl LIV. Yet, the team lost convincingly to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Divisional Round to the surprise of everyone.
After licking their wounds, the Ravens bolstered their team throughout the offseason, and enter the 2020 campaign as the overwhelming favorites to win the AFC North. But, the organization still needs to build the team around quarterback Lamar Jackson, who’s still on his rookie contract. As they look to add perfect complements for him on both sides of the ball, there are bound to be players who are shown the door.
Here are three with the most likely odds to find a new home in the NFL in 2021.
Last year, the Ravens offense rivaled that of the Kansas City Chiefs in terms of explosiveness. Baltimore’s rushing attack was downright unstoppable….but we can’t say the same for the passing game. Plenty of that was due to the Ravens’ rather lackluster wide receiver corps, which ultimately led to their demise in the AFC Divisional Round against the underdog Titans.
The name near the top of the 2019 receivers depth chart was Willie Snead, and let’s preface by saying he’s not terrible. Through 16 games, Snead hauled in 31 passes for 339 yards and five touchdowns on 46 targets. Additionally, the veteran receiver only logged one dropped pass throughout the entire season.
It’s clear that the Ravens offense is in the midst of a complete overhaul. Marquise “Hollywood” Brown is the team’s undisputed top wideout. Furthermore, the Ravens used two of their 2020 draft picks on wide receivers Devin Duvernay (Texas) and James Proche (SMU). It’s quite clear that Baltimore is looking to get younger and faster in the coming years, so that automatically rules out a return for Snead, who’s contract is up at the end of the upcoming season.