4 underrated moves the Ravens made in the 2022 offseason

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3. The Ravens sign Morgan Moses in free agency

The Ravens went into the offseason with a clear goal to upgrade their offensive line after a couple of select weaknesses tanked the unit in 2021. It was clear that changes needed to be made.

One of those changes involved the departure of veteran Alejandro Villanueva who was fresh off a disappointing 2021 season. The Ravens needed a new right tackle to pair with the returning Ronnie Stanley this year.

They got just that with the addition of the reliable Morgan Moses in free agency. Moses has been a model of consistency and durability throughout his career having not missed a single game since his rookie season way back in 2014.

Even at age 31, Moses proved last season with the New York Jets that he could still play at a pretty high level. Moses’ 71.0 Pro Football Focus grade ranked 40th among all offensive tackles — the fifth time in seven years as a starter that he’s finished the year ranked in the top 40.

His incredible durability combined with his above-average play already makes this a very good move, but it’s the value the Ravens got for him that truly makes this deal special.

The Ravens signed Moses to a three-year, $15 million deal that will pay him just $5 million annually. That’s well below average for a starting tackle, let alone one that hasn’t missed a game in seven years.

The Morgan Moses signing may have been overshadowed by the addition of Marcus Williams, but make no mistake about it. This could go down as the most important signing of the offseason.