Tough choices ahead for team
Ten players of varied importance eligible to hit unrestricted free agency
The biggest move the Ravens will make this offseason has already been determined. Quarterback Joe Flacco, under contract through 2021, will be off the team’s roster next season, and his monstrous salary off its books. There are now other players more important to the franchise’s future, and his departure allows for more financial flexibility in the months (and years) to come.
On March 13, 10 Ravens will become unrestricted free agents. Their roles vary widely, from cornerstone linebacker to backup quarterback. But with general manager Eric DeCosta wanting only “responsible” spending, their futures are all intertwined, if only marginally. Less money for one player could mean more for another, and that might make the difference between staying and going.
One month from the opening of the market, here’s where the Ravens stand with their free agents-to-be. The 10 players are ordered by their overall grade on analytics website Pro Football Focus, from highest to lowest.