Landing spots for Baltimore Ravens top free agents
Potential suitors: Kansas City Chiefs, Las Vegas Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars
There was talk that Patrick Onwuasor would receive a contract extension from the Baltimore Ravens prior to the 2019 season kick-off. Instead, Onwuasor bet on himself to have a big year and get paid more during the 2020 offseason. Unfortunately for him, his 2019 season wasn’t as big as he’d hoped and he could be looking at a lesser deal because of it.
Luckily for Onwuasor, there are some teams that are very much in need of a rangy and talented linebacker like himself.
For starters, the Kansas City Chiefs defense will be looking for upgrades throughout their roster. Despite just winning a Super Bowl, the defense has some glaring holes. Adding “Peanut” Onwuasor to the Chiefs front-seven makes them much more dangerous upfront. Onwuasor’s pass-rushing prowess will also benefit with Frank Clark and Chris Jones rushing the passer, as well.
The Las Vegas Raiders are also a team in need of linebacker help. The Raiders pass defense desperately needed help over the middle and covering tight ends were far from their strong suits. The return of safety Jonathan Abram should help, but adding Onwuasor to the middle of that unit is a surefire way to help their leaky defense.
Based on the firesale that’s going on in Jacksonville, I’d be surprised if the Jaguars went and spent money on any positions this offseason. Still, the team felt the loss of Telvin Smith to retirement last year and needs a partner in crime next to Myles Jack. Onwuasor can be that partner in crime and will once again give Jacksonville legitimacy to their front-seven.