The Baltimore Ravens may have wanted to go completely new at the wide receiver position but they should have Mike Wallace join Michael Crabtree.
The one thing the Baltimore Ravens couldn’t do at the wide receiver position was stay the same. Give credit, where it’s due, the Ravens did not do that. First the Ravens signed John Brown, secondly (and most importantly) the Ravens made a deal with Michael Crabtree. The Ravens now have a go to guy in Crabtree, and a deep threat in Brown. The Ravens want to add to their offense via free agency, and there isn’t much left to choose from. Eric Ebron is an exciting option, so that could be a fit. Other than that, there isn’t much else out there.
The Ravens have familiarity with Wallace that will help Joe Flacco. The fanbase is always complaining that Ozzie Newsome takes away Flacco’s favorite targets, so you’d think the fans would be on board with this move. I’m pretty sure Flacco would like Wallace to come back to Baltimore.
Wallace can still contribute to the team:
There is a real chemistry there. Wallace has been a good teammate, and he can be a valued member of the locker room. Put simply, Wallace has a home in Baltimore, and the team has seemingly grown fond of him.
Finally, I think the presence of more talent in the offense could make Wallace a sneakily good weapon. The Ravens are going to add to the offense in the NFL Draft and a player like Ebron could come one way or another. The one thing we know about the 2018 offense, is that no matter what they do, it will be better than the 2017 version. Wallace could slip free for some big plays if he is not the center of attention for defensive coordinators. Those are my three points, wrapped up in a tiny box. Now, let me expand on each point. You will understand why the Ravens would be foolish not to bring Wallace back when I’m done.