There is not a lot going on in the world of sports at the moment, so the arrival of NFL free agency could not have come at a much better time for starved sports fans. The free agency period opened on March 16th and teams did not wait very long to start wheeling and dealing. The news of Tom Brady’s move to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is undoubtedly the biggest story that we have seen thus far, but there is still more to come over the weeks leading up to the NFL Draft in Las Vegas. It is going to be interesting to see how the Super Bowl odds move for each team after each passing transaction, so that is definitely something to keep an eye on before you start making your wagers for the upcoming season. In this piece, we are going to look at what the Baltimore Ravens have been up to in the opening week of free agency. Here’s an overview of the Baltimore Ravens and their NFL Odds as it stands.
Baltimore Ravens Odds After Free Agency W1
Player Movement and Possible Future Moves
There were some who questioned the Ravens decision to draft Lamar Jackson as their next QB, as the feeling was that his style of play would not translate well to the NFL. Those people could not have been any more wrong, though, as he had himself a record-breaking season in 2019, although the Ravens came up short in the opening round of the playoffs losing to the Tennessee Titans 28-12 at the Divisional Round.
One of the records that Jackson set last year was the single season QB rushing record formerly held by Michael Vick. While Jackson is great on his feet, running increases the chances of him getting hit and injured. The Ravens are looking to add some players at WR, but they have yet to make a move there other than re-signing De’Anthony Thomas. Look for some more moves coming at that position.
The Ravens were quick off the mark when free agency began, making a move that many pundits believe was one of the best in the opening week. They picked up Calais Campbell from the Jacksonville Jaguars and only has to give up a 5th round pick to land their man. Yes, Campbell is 34 years old now, but he has been one of the most dominant defensive ends in the league for the past 3 or 4 years, so there is nothing to suggest that he is about to go into decline any time soon.
The Ravens followed that move by getting rid of TE Hayden Hurst, who moved on to the Falcons, as well as OL James Hurst. They also picked up DT Michael Brockers to help shore up their run defense next season. The Ravens made some minor moves after that, but they still have 9 key players who need to be dealt with during the free agency period.
The Baltimore Ravens Odds to Win the Super Bowl
The Baltimore Ravens were one of the best teams in the regular season last year, and they should be coming back just as strong this season. The Ravens are not that far behind the Chiefs in the odds to win the Super Bowl, coming in at +700.