The Baltimore Ravens made a big splash this offseason but not in the way people thought. The team bolstered theri wide receiver room after they signed No. 1 wide receiver in Odell Beckham Jr., but the three-time Pro Bowler wasn’t always the team’s main target.
The organization was looking elsewhere to get better in that area and one of those was trying to trade for Denver Broncos pass-catcher Courtland Sutton, according to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec.
The Broncos ultimately decided they didn’t want to trade Sutton and the Ravens moved on.
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Baltimore went on to sign Beckham to a one-year, $15 million contract. It is certainly a big contract for a guy who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. It could pay off quickly if he’s able to regain the form that he had in the early phases of his career when he was one of the elite pass-catchers in the league. Part of the reason he was so in demand is that he showed he still could dominate when he played for the Rams after he was released by the Cleveland Browns.
In each of his first three seasons with the New York Giants, he had at least 90 receptions and 1,300 yards. Since then, he has torn his ACL twice.
Beckham heading to Baltimore means Lamar Jackson may have made his decision to stick around amid contract issues with the franchise.
The Ravens have used the non-exclusive franchise tag on him after he requested a trade. General manager Eric DeCosta said Thursday that Jackson is “in our plans.”
Meanwhile, Sutton will be entering a new era with the Broncos under Sean Payton. He now has hopes the offense will get better from last year.
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