Two pros and two cons for the Ravens making a blockbuster WR trade
As the Baltimore Ravens partake in their seemingly never-ending quest to upgrade the receiver position, this NFL offseason has seen a recalibration of the receiver marker.
The value of a premier (and Christian Kirk) receiver has seemingly exploded, with players such as Stefon Diggs and Cooper Kupp receiving giant extensions. Others, such as Tyreek Hill and A.J. Brown, were traded for monster packages to teams that would pay them what they wanted.
While each situation has its own context, there seem to have been two schools of thought: One says to overpay the receiver to keep continuity, while the other says to trade the receiver for assets and cap relief that will help maintain the broader roster and allow a team to find value for replacements through the draft and veterans who have been cut.
While some receivers have been traded, others such as Deebo Samuel and D.K. Metcalf have held out from attending team activities as they await new deals, with Samuel even requesting a trade.
This has left Ravens fans yearning to trade for a receiver to help bolster the passing offense, with many drafting up different mock trades. And while I do believe in Rashod Bateman in 2022, it is undeniable that the Ravens could use help in the receiver room.
While it would be great to add one of those talents to the team, the answer of whether it would be a good idea to trade for and pay one of them is not as cut and dry. Here are two pros and two cons for the Ravens putting together a blockbuster receiver trade should the opportunity arise.