The Baltimore Ravens have a glaring need at the wide receiver position following the draft-day trade of Marquise Brown. If they’re looking to turn to the free-agent market, one possible target is veteran Jarvis Landry.
In fact, it seems as though the Ravens already do have some interest in Landry.
Brad Stainbrook of Orange and Brown Report reported on Friday that the Ravens have “expressed interest” in signing Landry since the draft ended.
The 29-year-old wide receiver remains a free agent after he was released by the Cleveland Browns a little under two months ago. Eyeing an upgrade at the position, Landry makes plenty of sense for the Ravens.
Jarvis Landry would upgrade the Ravens’ wide receiver group
The Ravens are, of course, plenty familiar with Landry with the veteran wideout having spent the last four years in Cleveland. He’s had his fair share of success against the organization too.
Landry is a five-time Pro Bowler who, at one point not too long ago, was among the better wide receivers in football. His career has been on a bit of a downswing, however.
A knee injury limited Landry to just 12 games last season and he only managed to record 52 catches for 570 yards and two touchdowns, all of which were new career-lows.
Landry is still a good player and it’s easy to see him thriving in an offense with better quarterback play. His numbers certainly dipped last year as a result of Baker Mayfield’s injury struggles.
The Ravens are desperate for wide receiver help following the Hollywood Brown trade and could really use a veteran like Landry on their roster.
At the moment, the Ravens are relying on the unproven trio of Rashod Bateman, Devin Duvernay, and James Proche to be their top three wide receivers. There’s also 2021 fourth-round pick Tylan Wallace and a host of undrafted rookies the team added post-draft.
None of those players, not even Bateman, are sure things, though. Landry is at least a proven commodity who can provide some stability to a very young and inexperienced wide receiver room.
If Jarvis Landry is willing to come to Baltimore, the Ravens would be wise to get a deal done.