2. Gus Edwards, RB
Running back Gus Edwards is another free agent the Ravens will have to make a decision on in the coming weeks.
He has been a steady constant for five years now, but I truly believe the Ravens will opt to move on this offseason. Why would they move on from Edwards after a career-high 13 touchdowns?
Although Edwards ended the season with a career-high in rushing yards (810) as well as touchdowns, he also ended the year with career-lows with 4.1 yards per carry and only a 54 percent rush success rate. Therefore, his efficiency has taken a dip. Sure, he's been a solid short yardage back. But, beyond that, Edwards has been nothing more than average.
These Ravens are contenders, as we've already established. In the offseason, it would not surprise me to see them go after a guy like Derrick Henry in free agency while leaning on Justice Hill, who has proved to be a nice change-of-pace back and also a factor in the passing game. Edwards is about to turn 29, while Hill turned 26 in November. Those are three huge years between the two of them.
I also realize Henry is 30 years old, but he's a different breed. That man doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.