The Green Bay Packers cut one of its most productive players today in Josh Sitton, after failing to trade him. It seems the only reason the 30-year-old guard was cut was due to his salary cap hit of $6.5 million. The Ravens are likely starting two rookies on the left side of the line in Week 1, with Alex Lewis at guard. So would the Ravens rather have a three time Pro Bowler in Sitton, or a rookie at left guard in Lewis? I think you can figure that one out.
Unless there is an issue that the public doesn’t know about with Sitton, bringing him to Baltimore makes too much sense. Yes, John Urschel will be back from injury relatively soon, an Urschel has a lot of potential. But there is no argument that can be made in which Urschel is a better option than Sitton for the 2016 season.
Sitton provides much needed experience right next to Ronnie Stanley. Sitton still has extreme Pro-Bowl potential. Adding Sitton could put the Ravens up with the Dallas Cowboys in the debate of the best offensive lines in the NFL.
With Sitton on the Ravens offensive line, the Ravens could use quarterback Ryan Mallett as a running back and he probably would be able to get at least four yards a carry behind that line (just kidding but you get my point).
This seems like such an obvious deal that needs to be done for the Ravens. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome needs to get this one done quickly, before someone else snags him.