Free Agency: 3 Wide receivers for the Baltimore Ravens to target
My co-expert Chris Schisler actually touched on the Baltimore Ravens signing Golden Tate not too long ago here. Tate, who was a second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks back in 2010, has been a steady slot-receiver throughout the entirety of his NFL career, making him a more-than welcome addition to the Baltimore Ravens.
During a nearly-five year stint with the Detroit Lions, Tate had at least 90 receptions in all but his 2018 campaign, in which he was traded mid-season to the Philadelphia Eagles. But to the surprise of no one, Tate was on pace for another 90+ catch season with the Lions. That kind of consistency and reliability is what the Ravens desperately need for Lamar Jackson.
As a savvy soon-to-be 31-year old vet, Tate has had success with more than a few quarterbacks in his time in the league. While he’s certainly been spoiled by playing large portions of his career with guys like Russell Wilson and Matthew Stafford, Tate remains a player who can be a great tutor for someone who’s still developing, a la Lamar Jackson.
By this point in his career, Tate is likely looking for one-last payday and a final stop to rest his head. With a Super Bowl ring, three 1,000-yard seasons and a Pro Bowl nod under his belt, all that is seemingly left is to be a teacher for a team. In Baltimore, Tate’s swagger would let him take command of an offense devoid of strong leadership; Tate’s fiery passion is exactly what the team needs.
Simply put, combining all these factors together makes Golden Tate the perfect off-season wide receiver signing for the Baltimore Ravens.
At the end of the day, the Baltimore Ravens absolutely must find someone to add to their wide receiver core via Free Agency. The 2019 NFL Draft certainly has talent, but adding a vet to a young group is a necessity. Any one of these three will do, but who would you like to see join Charm City?