The Ravens did everything and then some to bolster their offense throughout the last offseason. They brought back Lamar Jackson signing him to the (then) richest NFL contract ever inked. They added veteran pass catchers Odell Beckham and Nelson Agholor. They drafted a wide receiver with their first-round pick.
Yet, for NFL legend and former Ravens wideout DeSean Jackson, that's surely not enough.
After announcing-not-announcing his retirement last July, Jackson took to his personal social network account once more... and once again he hyped everyone across the football nation.
"Get Lamar Jackson, [Davante] Adams asap!!! @Ravens," Jackson wrote to the free world on Thursday, Sept. 28.
Now, if we're honest, that sounds more like a fantasy trade than a realistic possibility even by the smallest of percentages. But hey, never say never!
Looking at the current Ravens roster and the depth of the wide receiver position, things don't look any good. While Baltimore added a lot of weapons to the offense, they are entering Week 4 without three of their six 53-man-roster wide receivers.
Odell Beckham and Rashod Bateman were injured in Week 2 and Week 3 and have yet to practice through Thursday, just a couple of days before the game against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4.
Adding wood to the fire, the Ravens placed WR6 Tylan Wallace on Injured Reserve last Monday.
Before getting traded to the Las Vegas Raiders before the 2022 season, Adams was a premier receiver in Green Bay playing under Aaron Rodgers. Once in Sin City, Adams put up 100 grabs for 1,516 yards while scoring 14 touchdowns with Derek Carr tossing him the rock.
This season, again, Adams is thrilling by himself racking up 322 receiving yards after hauling in 25 receptions and scoring three touchdowns. Even then, the Raiders have only gone 1-2 and the team looks to be in disarray and not even close to making the postseason, let alone a deep playoff run.
It is probable that if the season keeps going downward for Las Vegas, the team tanks the year aiming at drafting a top-tier quarterback next offseason. If that's the case, don't rule out a selloff that might include Adams. The wide receiver could, also, demand a trade at some point.
This is all wild speculation based on a random tweet by DeSean Jackson, of course, and there might be nothing to it.
That being said, it's worth keeping an eye on potentially disgruntled superstars the Ravens could trade for to strengthen their injury-ravaged roster as we get closer to the deadline.