Here’s a move that would not only excite fans, but get the entire NFL’s attention.
It should be no secret that Tevin Coleman is the NFL’s best back-up running back. In 2016, the 24-year old second-year man out of Indiana had nearly 1,000 scrimmage yards in just 13 games. Coleman also scored 11 total touchdowns (eight rushing, three receiving). He did all this as the Falcons’ back-up running back to one of the best running backs in the league, Devonta Freeman.
With that being said, Coleman is under contract for two more seasons and Freeman will enter free agency following the 2017 season. Therefore, the Falcons would more than likely want to retain Coleman’s rights in the event that: Freeman out-plays the contract the Falcons offer him, Freeman falters in 2017, or Freeman has a season-ending injury.
But as anyone will tell you, every player has their price. If someone called up tomorrow and offered Ozzie Newsome four future first round picks for Joe Flacco, you can bet the house that Ozzie would punt Joe out of the office so fast it would make your head spin.
Now to clarify, I love Joe Flacco. *Terrell Owens voice*, “That’s my quarterback!”
Back to the matter at hand, Coleman has shown the ability to be a starting running back for just about any team. If the Ravens want to send a pick over to the Falcons and get Coleman for at least the next two seasons, it would certainly be a popular move among fans.
Coleman is, without a doubt, starting running back material. He is the best option on this list, by far. He could come in and be the focal point of the offense and contribute in every asset for the team. The question is: How much are the Ravens willing to give up to get Tevin Coleman? It might take a second or third round pick. Coleman could easily repay the Ravens for that price, but Ozzie might not want to pull that trigger.
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