We are now less than three weeks away from the 2023 NFL Draft, and the Baltimore Ravens still have no concrete answer within their quarterback room amidst the Lamar Jackson trade situation.
Rumors continue to swirl, but the latest information says that Baltimore is now in "full contingency mode," meaning the team is evaluating all quarterback options ahead of the draft, according to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler.
It's going to be tough for the Ravens, if they want to draft a quarterback in the first round, seeing as how the team is sitting at the 22nd overall pick. If they want any of the top four guys like Bryce Young, C.J. Stroud, Anthony Richardson or Will Levis, they'll need to trade up.
One way they could execute a trade up is if they either lose Jackson to another team via an unmatched offer sheet, netting them two firsts, or if they trade him outright in an agreed-upon deal with another team.
The San Francisco 49ers found themselves in the midst of Lamar Jackson rumors recently, and head coach Kyle Shanahan commented on the topic at hand.
“Everyone knows Lamar's skill set," he said. "Lamar's a stud. I'm sure they'll work it out there. But Lamar's a great player.
"We've got three quarterbacks we're pretty good with right now, and we're pretty set with how we've built our roster salary cap-wise."
Yet, the 49ers are an unpredictable team. Shanahan has proven he can win with any quarterback, any running back, and continue to see success on defense. If San Francisco was working on a deal behind the scenes for Jackson, one of the following three trades might make sense for the Ravens