Feb 5, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs (left), wide receiver Anquan Boldin (center), and inside linebacker Ray Lewis stand at Baltimore city hall during the Baltimore Ravens victory parade and celebration for Super Bowl XLVII through the streets of Baltimore. Mandatory Credit: Maxwell Kruger-USA TODAY Sports
WOW! Anquan Boldin has been traded to the 49ers for a 6th round pick. This whole thing has developed over the space of about 15 minutes. At 2:47 the Ravens were still “hopeful” of working out a deal with Boldin. At 3:06 The Ravens were first reported to be shopping Boldin. and at 3:12 Boldin is gone in exchange for pennies.
I am pretty torn about how I feel on this one. On one hand, Boldin has been one of my absolute favorite players for the past 10 years. He was my favorite non-Raven for years and then he came here and my love for his game increased exponentially. That side of me hates the trade. There is another side of me that says this is brilliant because the Ravens were going to cut him in about 3 hours if a trade hadn’t been reached so a 6th rounder is better than nothing.
You can now consider the Ravens serious contenders for Danny Amendola and I would suspect they heavily pursue a WR in the first 2 rounds of the draft. If Keenan Allen slips at all I would expect the Ravens to aggressively try to trade up for him. Boldin is a huge loss, but he probably wasnt worth 6+ million this year.