3. Prioritizing Offensive Weapons:
I don’t know if you heard, but Joe Flacco needs players to throw the football to. The Ravens have to create cap space and when that cap relief is found, the Ravens have to have their priorities in line. Keeping Jensen but ignoring the play-making positions is going to get the Ravens Flock what they’ve already had. The Ravens need to take things up a notch and they won’t do that if Flacco doesn’t have some game changers around him.
The Ravens may not be able to get the cream of the crop (Jarvis Landry or Allen Robinson) but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t shop for talent. There are plenty of players that make sense for the Ravens. The list of available free agents could grow as the offseason moves on. If the Denver Broncos release Demaryius Thomas, the Ravens would love to bring him in. If the Oakland Raiders cut Michael Crabtree, the Ravens would want to throw money at him. When the Ravens are done making cap space, they may be able to sign a big name receiver. It’s also not out of the realm of possibilities for the Ravens to end up with a couple of good free agent acquisitions.
The Ravens need too much to keep something they already have and can’t afford. The Ravens need to get better and that may require losing Jensen. If Jensen came back though, it would be a great thing for the purple and black. Newsome should be patient. If Jensen gets a big payday elsewhere, so be it. If Jensen doesn’t get the type of money he’s looking for, maybe he can come back with a reasonable contract. Jensen is a want, he’s not a need and because that is the case, the Ravens can let him move on.