The Ravens have been labeled a ‘trade deadline loser’ due to a failed RB deal.


The Ravens have been labeled a ‘trade deadline loser’ due to a failed RB deal.

Despite multiple speculated trade targets, the Baltimore Ravens decided not to make any deals at the NFL’s trade deadline today, leaving some supporters dissatisfied.

Many league watchers expected the Ravens to trade for a running back to improve their backfield, with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Ronald Jones II and the Philadelphia Eagles’ Miles Sanders being mentioned as possible candidates.

However, rumors died down after Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians stated that a trade deal for Jones would have to be “exceptional” to get him away from Tampa Bay.

Despite the Ravens’ evident need for a running back and Mack’s publicly-known availability via trade, the Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack has remained with the team.

The Ravens have been designated as a ‘Loser.’

However, considering Mack’s apparent availability and the low-risk, high-reward nature of his acquisition, the Ravens’ inability to make a move drew significant criticism.

The Ravens were one of The Ringer’s trade deadline losers, according to Nora Princiotti:

Prior to the deadline, the Ravens were widely linked to running back Marlon Mack, a match that made perfect sense. Mack was buried on the depth chart in Indianapolis, and the Colts brass had agreed to locate him a trade partner. The Ravens are a run-heavy team that lost three of their starting running backs during the preseason. The Colts, on the other hand, needed depth at running back and kept Mack. Meanwhile, the Ravens, despite making significant progress in their passing offense, did nothing to address their running back and offensive line deficiencies.

The Ravens had the assets needed to trade for Mack, with ten 2022 draft picks, nine of which were in the first four rounds. Even if Indianapolis was looking for a fourth-round pick in exchange for Mack–who was selected in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft–Baltimore might have sought for a sixth- or seventh-rounder to increase the deal’s worth.

“If something was going to happen, I would expect it would have happened by now,” head coach Frank Reich told The Athletic’s Stephen Holder one hour before today’s deadline.

The Ravens’ season is unlikely to be jeopardized if Mack isn’t acquired, but… Nokia News – Quick Summary


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