The Ravens misplaced RB J.Okay. Dobbins for the season after he tore his Achilles in Week 1, and though head coach John Harbaugh stated he “likes the guys we have,” they have been named a high touchdown spot for an All-Professional operating again.
NFL.com analyst Maurice Jones-Drew believes Baltimore ought to negotiate a commerce for Colts RB Jonathan Taylor as commerce talks are expected to resume.
“The Ravens have championship aspirations in 2023, and whereas they routinely boast top-of-the-line dashing assaults league-wide irrespective of who shares the backfield with Lamar Jackson, I nonetheless really feel like they want one other dynamic participant on offense,” Jones-Drew writes. “Baltimore would dominate defenses on the bottom, and that menace would assist open up new OC Todd Monken’s passing sport.”
Baltimore has operating backs Gus Edwards and Justice Hill on their roster, and Harbaugh hinted that RB Melvin Gordon might be known as up from the follow squad prior to later.
Nevertheless, Taylor would deliver extra upside to the place. The 24-year-old rushed for 861 yards and 4 touchdowns a season in the past and that was whereas lacking six video games. In 2021, Taylor led the league in dashing yards (1,811) and dashing touchdowns (18).
Edwards, Hill and Gordon mixed for simply 1,013 dashing yards and 5 touchdowns final 12 months.
After all, the query will likely be, how a lot will the Ravens have to surrender to get Taylor?
The Colts have already hinted that it’s going to take excessive compensation to amass their operating again. However with Taylor taking part in on the ultimate 12 months of his rookie deal, their leverage might be shifting.
Solely time will inform how this saga performs out, however Baltimore isn’t in need of choices, which is definitely factor.