The Baltimore Ravens are known for having successful special teams units, usually starting with having an upper echelon placekicker. That’s never been more true than it has right now with Justin Tucker between the hashes, and even more so due to the presence of promising rookie Kaare Vedvik.
This won’t be the case for much longer as teams rarely keep multiple kickers, and Vedvik would’ve had to do a whole lot more to even think about replacing Tucker. It does however look like he may be in line to go and play somewhere else, as a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter indicates other teams may be interested in bringing Vedvik in:
Teams are watching Baltimore’s kicker situation closely to see what Ravens do with undrafted free agent Kaare Vedvik, a kicker and punter who has impressed at camp. Vedvik has been more impressive than Will Lutz was with Ravens last summer, before he landed a job with Saints.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 28, 2018
As Schefter states, there’s a precedent for Baltimore developing young special teamers who go and have success elsewhere such as Lutz in New Orleans. The question then becomes, what exactly will happen with Vedvik?
The young Norwegian has shown ability as both a kicker and punter in the preseason, meaning he has a versatility that few players in the league currently have. This means he provides a unique value which could end making him a tradeable asset.
With the front office just having moved Kamalei Correa, it’s clear they’re interested in getting some return on guys who are good enough to make a roster but don’t necessarily fit into their plans. Vedvik epitomizes this as he’s shown promise but definitely won’t be uprooting Tucker or Sam Koch in the near future.
As a result, the top brass would be wise to start shopping the former Marshall man to see if they can get something back for him. If they’re able to, it would be yet another return on a piece they weren’t going to use in 2018 anyway.