The Ravens may be in the market for a new safety with Ladarius Webb counting for $7 million against the cap at 31 years old. Arizona Cardinals safety Tony Jefferson is set to hit the market and has been proposed as a potential target for the Ravens in free agency. On Monday Raven’s All-Pro safety Eric Weddle asked Jefferson via Twitter about any safeties he would like to play with.
@_tonyjefferson any safeties you would love to play with??????— Eric Weddle (@weddlesbeard) February 20, 2017
Obviously this doesn't mean much given the Cardinals are expected to make a strong push at re-signing Jefferson (Kenny Stills made a push for him to sign in Miami), but he makes a lot of sense for the Ravens. Jefferson just recently turned 25 last month and graded out as one of the best safeties in the NFL last year. Jefferson is expected to command somewhere north of $7 million a year according to Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller and the Ravens could save $5 million right off the bat by cutting Ladarius Webb.
After numerous other cuts the team will likely make, they could be in play for Jefferson. A secondary of Tavon Young, Jimmy Smith, Eric Weddle and Tony Jefferson could make a huge difference in a division that features A.J. Green, Tyler Eiffert, Antonio Brown, Corey Coleman and Terrelle Pryor. If the opportunity to get six years younger, and better at safety presents itself, it will be hard for the team to turn down.