Truth be told, this type of wide receiver trade speculation has surrounded the Ravens for years now — and with good reason. One look at the Ravens’ roster shows just why this speculation exists.
The Ravens need wide receiver help. While the team is undoubtedly excited about the prospects of their young wideouts, it’s clear that they would be better off with a player like McLaurin on the team.
Just how realistic that possibility is remains a mystery, although I wouldn’t count on it. McLaurin opted not to show up for mandatory minicamp last week, once again sparking rumors that he could be traded.
Commanders head coach Ron Rivera has insisted that Washington has no plans to trade McLaurin, but the same has been said about numerous players in the past. While not likely, a potential summer blockbuster involving McLaurin is not out of the question.
The Ravens would likely be one of the top suitors for McLaurin if any trade became a reality. Sure, you could point to the potential scheme fit and the expected hefty price tag, but there’s no denying how much better the team’s offense would be with a star wide receiver.
But what might it take to land McLaurin? Let’s take a look at three hypothetical trade packages.