1. The Ravens could roll with Patrick Mekari
The most likely way the Ravens plan to address the center position this offseason is to not actually address it at all. That seems to be what all signs are pointing to.
The Ravens signed the versatile Patrick Mekari to a three-year, $15.4 million extension back in December. The idea (or at least the thought) at the time was that Mekari would serve as a super versatile sixth offensive lineman.
After all, that’s probably where his best value is. Mekari has experience playing all five offensive line spots and proved this past season that he can hold his own everywhere from center to right tackle.
However, as a full-time starting center, the Ravens could probably do better. Especially when you consider the fact that Mekari will be making more money than Bozeman to likely serve as a downgrade.
Mekari is still a good player and that much shouldn’t go overlooked. He’s started 13 games at center in the past and done alright for himself, disastrous 2019 playoff game aside.
The Ravens are high on Mekari and believe they might even have something in the young Trystan Colon. Both players will be back in 2022 and, by the looks of things, those will be your two Week 1 centers.
It’s not the most exciting option nor is it probably the best option, but it’s absolutely the most likely scenario.