How Jalen Hurts fits the Ravens:
From a talent and fiscal standpoint, Jalen Hurts is a seamless fit for the Baltimore Ravens. You couldn’t come up with a better in Greg Roman’s offense besides Lamar Jackson. Hurts would be able to run the offense if needed and the team wouldn’t miss a beat.
Money is tight in Baltimore right now and could be tighter if the team opts to franchise tag Matt Judon. Cutting Robert Griffin III would recoup $2 million in cap space. That’s quite a bit for a decent backup quarterback option. Drafting Jalen Hurts would give you a younger, cheaper, and more talented backup.
The best part is the Ravens could still be creative with Hurts and use him in different packages similar to when Baltimore used Jackson, Griffin, and Mark Ingram all together. Hurts’ mobility makes him a facet similar to Jackson and keeps defenses on their toes.
I understand that drafting a backup seems stupid, but it’s a luxury this Baltimore Ravens team can afford to have. In Jalen Hurts, the Ravens are locked up at quarterback and are ready for any possible scenario thrown their way. Hurts is the ideal backup, teammate, and leader for Baltimore and someone the Ravens should heavily consider come time for the 2020 NFL Draft.