3 free agents who could start for the Ravens right now

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Ravens target No. 1: DeSean Jackson

Here’s another wide receiver because we just really want the Ravens to address their wideout corps. We really do.

The 36-year-old Jackson spent his last season on the Las Vegas Raiders where he recorded an unimpressive 12 catches for 233 yards in nine games. Jackson is many, many years removed from his most productive season and has recently admitted he may hang up his cleats for good.

He told Sports Illustrated that he’s satisfied with how his 14-year career played out and that if he were to join a team in 2022, it would be one with a “great quarterback.”

Jackson specifically lists four teams he would play for if they called: the Kansas City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, and Green Bay Packers.

We’re a little disappointed he’d take Browns’ Deshaun Watson over Lamar Jackson, but his list makes sense for the most part. Besides, Jackson has yet to win a Super Bowl, and he could absolutely do so in Baltimore this season.

Despite his age, Jackson carries plenty of experience under his belt and is touted as one of the best deep threats in league history, leading the NFL in yards per catch four times in his career.

This potentially high-octane Jackson-to-Jackson connection could reap bountiful rewards in 2022, giving Baltimore a much-needed vet in the receiving corps while also letting the Ravens’ undeveloped young wideouts grow into bigger roles.

Disclaimer: In no way is this selection impacted by a recent viewing of “Silver Linings Playbook.”

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Not too many top-tier free-agent options remain at this point in the offseason, so if the Ravens still want to upgrade their passing attack, they would be wise to give Jackson a call.