2. A Trade isn’t likely and a good trade is less likely:
Let’s face it, there isn’t much to trade for. The top running back on the trade market is Le’Veon Bell and the Ravens fanbase can shut that idea down right away. The Steelers would never make that trade and the Ravens are never taking on that contract situation. Then you have LeSean McCoy, and that’s not a great trade. He’s a 30 year old, often injured running back. More than that if Ray Rice can’t have a job in Baltimore, it’s hard to imagine the Ravens would bring in LeSean McCoy. That’s all I will say about that.
Richard Bradshaw, who is my co-site expert here at Ebony Bird has pitched the idea of trading for Mark Ingram. While it’s an interesting idea, it remains to be seen if it’s even a possibility. If I was the Saints, a team good enough to win the Super Bowl, I wouldn’t trade Ingram away. The Ravens options on the trading block are limited. Trades are also a more costly way to go about it. The Ravens can get somebody in free agency for next to nothing. The Ravens trading for a veteran would make them take on the salary of that running back.
Baltimore isn’t trading for a running back unless three criterion are met. First it has to have a good chance of fixing the Ravens running woes. Secondly it has to be a good price (both contractually and draft pick wise). Finally it has to be a game changer. A free agent acquisition is a shot in the dark that would hopefully help with a problem. A trade is a targeted shot that needs to change the Ravens offense. That trade doesn’t seem in the cards.