Should Baltimore Ravens have interest in bringing back Justice Hill

Ravens, Justice Hill (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images)
Ravens, Justice Hill (Photo by Todd Olszewski/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens currently have J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards signed as their only running backs. This is good for a starting duo, but both have suffered serious injuries, and without any depth behind that, the team will need to add somebody. Or, they could try to re-sign Justice Hill.

Should Baltimore Ravens keep Justice Hill?

Most fans think that is just not going to happen. While that is probably true, and the former fourth-round pick is probably looking for a new beginning, there is a reason for both sides to still come together.

The first three seasons did not go how Hill wanted them to. He struggled as a rookie, was in the dog house in year two, and when he finally got a chance in year three, he tore his patellar tendon, missing the entire season.

So, Justice Hill came into his fourth season hoping to prove something, but now he was off of the teams’ radar. Due to the injuries and questionable depth, the Ravens did need him and he had 49 rushes for 262 yards. He added two fumbles, which makes it murky, but 5.3 yards per carry was efficient.

He was 12 for 12 catching passes and added 58 yards in that manner as well. More than that, he has always kept his spot due to special teams.

Justice Hill is a four-phase special teams option and is the kick return option. Still, he also chases down kicks and punts and helps block on punt returns as well.

The Baltimore Ravens are assuming that J.K Dobbins will be healthy, and he should be the center of attention. If Gus Edwards is healthy and ready to roll as well, the team is just not in a position to pay up for a running back.

They need someone like Hill to fill depth anyways, and when you add in that you know he is willing in special teams, it is hard to say that the team will not at least send him an offer.

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Hill may want to get away, but after four down seasons, his stock is quite low. Perhaps one more year to get fully healthy, compete on special teams, and perhaps break a run or two would be what Hill needs for long-term success.