4 Baltimore Ravens likely playing their final games with the team in the playoffs

When the Ravens' season ultimately ends, these players will be on to new beginnings.

Baltimore Ravens, Odell Beckham Jr.
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3. Patrick Queen, LB

Prior to the season, the Ravens declined linebacker Patrick Queen's fifth-year option. This obviously didn't sit well with him, but of course was also a motivating factor for him during what will be his final season with the team. He ended the year with a career-high 133 total tackles, including 84 solo. Queen made his first Pro Bowl team as well as earning All Pro Second Team honors.

In December, Spotrac projected Queen to sign a 4-year deal worth $67 million in the offseason. Queen disagreed with those numbers, which tells me two things. First of all, the Ravens likely wouldn't pay that type of money to Queen after paying Roquan Smith. Secondly, it simply tells me that Queen is as good as gone and will test free agency, likely signing elsewhere.

The Ravens also drafted Queen's probable replacement in the 2023 NFL Draft, in third-round pick Trenton Simpson. This last season, Queen played mostly on special teams. However, once Queen is gone, Simpson should be the one who steps into that role comfortably.