4 blockbuster trades to finally give Lamar Jackson what he deserves

The Ravens have to add some help on offense

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Week 5 saw the Baltimore Ravens drop a close, divisional game to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

At 3-2, the Ravens are in the thick of a gritty AFC North fight, with the Steelers also now 3-2, and the Bengals and Browns each with two wins. It's wide open, but one thing is clear for Baltimore: the Ravens need help on offense.

Lamar Jackson is playing great football, but he's seen many of his weapons drop passes recently, and it's taken a toll. You could argue that these drops are the main reason why Baltimore lost in Week 5.

So, how do the Ravens address this problem? They need to make a move or two. This offense needs veteran playmakers. Here are four trades Baltimore could try in order to give Jackson the help he needs.

1. Baltimore adds Adam Thielen from Carolina

One of the first moves the Ravens could make would, in turn, hamper the development of this year's number one overall pick in Bryce Young. But, the Carolina Panthers stink and Adam Thielen is getting up there in age. If the Panthers want to try and continue focusing on building for the future, maybe they'd be willing to part with the 33-year-old wideout.

Thielen trade

Thielen has been magnificent this season, thus far. He's been Young's favorite target, no question. Through Week 5, Thielen has 38 receptions on 46 targets, which is good for a career-best 82.6 percent catch percentage as of right now. Those 38 receptions have been good for 395 yards and three receiving touchdowns.

Thielen is one of the most sure-handed receivers in the game, still, and runs routes with the best of them. He would give Jackson someone who gets open and just simply catches the football. At this point, that would be a welcomed sight in Baltimore.