A somewhat inactive start to the 2021 free agency period has left many Ravens fans questioning what exactly the plan is to improve the wide receiver position. After they reportedly struck out on JuJu Smith-Schuster, and many more names began to fly off the board, it appears the Ravens finally may be zeroing in on what might be the top option left on the market:
#Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins, one of the top free agent pass-catchers is on his way to Baltimore tonight to visit the #Ravens tomorrow, source said. The #Ravens have been working to add a WR in free agency.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 22, 2021
Sammy Watkins, formerly of the Buffalo Bills, Los Angeles Rams, and Kansas City Chiefs will be visiting the team in Owings Mills tomorrow, and could wind up being the veteran presence signing many were expecting a few days ago. Just 27 years old (28 by the ‘21 season kickoff), he’s been a talented and a productive option at the receiver position pretty much his entire career, even though he never totally lived up to the hype he entered the league with out of Clemson in 2014.
For the Ravens, a low cost contract with the former Chief is likely the best case scenario. While they chose to stay patient, and struck out hard on Smith-Schuster, a player of Watkins’ stature with his resume could prove to be the “right player, right price” situation they were waiting on.
We’ll see what happens when he arrives in town, but fans can rest easy knowing Eric DeCosta is still actively trying to improve the position. For more on whether he does with this move in particular, stay tuned.