Get ready for some Counting Crows jokes.
The wide receiver free agent class this year is impressive, but if you look closely it’s all a lot of oysters but no pearls. No, Anquan Boldin is not returning to Baltimore. Rip that band-aid off now, and thank me later. No, Alshon Jeffery is not coming to Baltimore, that’s too much money to spend on a guy who breaks easier than a dollar store vase. I want to bring something to your attention, the Ravens don’t make big splashes in Free Agency, which is a good thing. Rather than spending big bucks on big names, they spend as little as the can to get all the right guys that they need.
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It’s no secret that the Ravens want to add to their receiving corps, and there’s a nice receiver out there that won’t break the bank and potentially has a nice upside. Meet Marvin Jones, a 25-yearold receiver who played for our AFC North Division rivals the Cincinnati Bengals.
Jones finished this season with 65 receptions for 816 yards and 4 touchdowns. Now while that doesn’t sound all that impressive, it’s important to remember the Bengals also have A.J. Green, who might just be the best receiver in the NFL (not to mention Tyler Eifert who is one of the best red zone threats in football).
Jones missed the 2014 season due to an ankle injury. The year prior he put up really impressive numbers. In 2013, Jones had 51 receptions, 712 yards, and 10 touchdowns. Many would have expected Jones to not be the same player after having an ankle injury, but he put up 104 more yards, and caught 14 more passes. Jones is still only 25 years old, and has a few good years ahead of him. The best part about all of this? He’s affordable!
Jones also is also a great off-field presence. His favorite color is grey, he stares at the beautiful women, everybody loves him, and he could never be lonely.
If the Ravens want to add a wide receiver for next season, Marvin Jones is the guy. He won’t break the bank, and he’ll fit right in. Jones is great at getting separation and making spectacular catches in tight coverage. Jones brings a vertical threat with his speed, something we know Joe Flacco loves. Marvin Jones wants you to believe, he can help you believe in anything, cause I, wanna be someone who believes.
If the Ravens sign Jones, and re-sign Kamar Aiken, the receiving group next season would be deadly. If Perriman turns out to be worth the wait and worth the draft pick the Baltimore Ravens could potentially be looking at the most well-rounded group of receivers in the league. Marvin Jones is a deadly weapon that has yet to reach full potential. It’s tough for players to put up even these types of numbers behind a star receiver like A.J. Green.
Marvin Jones is a low risk, high reward type of signing, and after a long December, we’re all just hoping maybe next year will be better than the last. There is no actual confirmed reports of the Ravens being interested in Marvin Jones, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see them pursue Jones. Jones is a perfect fit for the right price. It almost is too good of a deal for Ozzie Newsome.
Marvin Jones and me. Make this happen.
All jokes aside, this would be the perfect under the radar move for the Ravens.