While the Baltimore Ravens did franchise tag OLB Matt Judon, it is still not confirmed as to whether they did so with the intention of keeping him on the 2020 roster. According to Seahawk Maven reporter Corbin Smith, the Ravens and Seahawks have discussed a trade possibility.
My sense from discussions is that Judon may be available for a second, possibly third round pick. His cap hit is nearly $16 million right now because of franchise tag.— Corbin Smith (@CorbinSmithNFL) March 17, 2020
I'd be surprised if Seattle went for something like that right now, but organization has looked into it.
This is a peculiar trade possibility as the Ravens look all-in for the 2020 season. They have a load of talent on both sides of the field, including 2019 League MVP Lamar Jackson on offense and multiple All-Pro players on defense. They’ve added both DE Calais Campbell and DT Michael Brockers the past two days to remedy their defensive line issues of 2019. They also struggled with the pass rush in 2019 and Judon was their only star among the group. It would be interesting to see them move on from him but as Smith mentions, the $16 million cap hit looms large. If the team wants to move on and a first- or second-round pick is on the table, there’s a possibility Eric DeCosta may make a business decision.