Personally, I tend to lean on them as being the Super Bowl favorite right now. So, the following conversation won't become a reality for a few weeks, yet.
But, as we look ahead to the offseason (while many other teams are already in offseason mode), it's important to note some of the key players coming up on free agency. The Ravens have a few, in particular, that probably won't be back for the 2024 season.
Who are they, and why won't they return?
1. Odell Beckham Jr., WR
It was a fun story. It was great to see Odell Beckham Jr. return to the football field and play (mostly) a full season. However, with Beckham at age 31 and the Ravens desperately needing to figure out their receiving core behind Zay Flowers, it simply wouldn't be smart to bring him back, especially at his asking price.
Beckham made $15 million this year and ended with 35 receptions for 565 yards and three touchdowns. Let's say he agreed to come back for half of that price. Even then, $7.5 million for mediocre production might be too much, but I wouldn't be opposed.
The Ravens have to find some stability here. Flowers has been very good and looks like a cornerstone, but the team still doesn't have that true WR1. We thought maybe Beckham could be that guy, but he just isn't anymore.