Today we’re going to be talking about the five free agents that the Baltimore Ravens cannot overlook. These aren’t the top names, yet they aren’t the under the radar players either. These are five players who could potentially offer solid production at the right price:
5. Gerald McCoy:
Last offseason the Carolina Panthers beat the Baltimore Ravens in the Gerald McCoy sweepstakes. McCoy would have made a huge difference for the Baltimore defense in 2019. A defensive line that desperately needed interior pass rush, would have gotten just that in McCoy. McCoy recorded 37 tackles and five sacks for the Panthers. The Ravens almost lured McCoy away from the NFC South. If there was mutual interest a year ago, don’t be surprised if it’s still there. McCoy may be 31 years old, but after a productive season it looks like he has more good football left in him.
If McCoy knew that the Ravens were going to have a 14-2 season, it probably would have swayed his thinking. He could have underestimated how good the Ravens were going to be in 2019; remember a lot of pundits picked Baltimore to finish third in the AFC North. If McCoy felt like he made the wrong decision a year ago, it could help the Ravens bring him in this time. Moving from Tampa Bay to Carolina may have been the easier transition for him yet a 5-11 season can’t be what he thought he was signing up for.
The Ravens have the same need, and can offer him the same kind of deal they were willing to give him before the 2019 season. Both sides have done most of the leg work here. This could be an easy signing if McCoy wants to come to the Ravens. If the Ravens get McCoy, they will fill a need. They will most likely do so at a price that makes sense for the team and the player.