1. The Free Agent Barrel is getting scraped dry:
The market for a 31-year-old receiver coming off a 748 yard season in a bad offense isn’t exactly buzzing. Wallace was the best player in a bad receiving corps and he only scored four touchdowns. His production was fairly impressive, but it only came because the Ravens literally had nobody else to lean on. The Ravens had a 16 game season and Joe Flacco could only throw it to Ben Watson and Chris Moore so much. Wallace is not a number one receiver, yet he was the Ravens best receiver. The Ravens should appreciate him because of that, but I don’t think Wallace’s agent is getting overwhelmed by phone calls.
Who else is out there?
There isn’t much left on the free agent market. A reunion with Kamar Aiken doesn’t sound to promising. He had 75 receptions in 2015. Do you want to guess how many receptions he’s hauled in since? Aiken’s grand total is 44. Jordan Matthews and Dontrel Inman are at least options to consider, but are they really going to offer more than Wallace in 2018? When it comes to receivers, there aren’t any flashy options remaining. The Ravens would be best suited signing Wallace and looking to the draft. Crabtree, Wallace and a rookie to be named later could be a strong grouping.
As it stands right now, the Ravens have a really solid receiver in Crabtree and not much else. Don’t get me wrong, the Ravens are better, however there is much more work to be done. Eric Ebron is one of the only viable free agent options at tight end. That would be a nice addition. It just seems like there isn’t much left that can be done in free agency to help the offense. Wallace won’t cost much and it would be nice to see him stick around.