5 teams that could swoop for Robbie Anderson after Week 6 incident
By Luke Gray
Baltimore Ravens could trade for Robbie Anderson
The Baltimore Ravens have been somewhat criticized for failing to put the correct wide receiver weapons around former star quarterback Lamar Jackson. As their hierarchy tries to convince the former NFL MVP to stick around in the offseason, bringing in a deep threat like Robbie Anderson may go some way to sweetening the deal.
The Ravens are currently 3-3 despite incredibly trailing for just 120 seconds so far this season. Baltimore is another team battling injuries at the position, with Rashod Bateman dealing with a foot injury since Week 4 and hasn’t been active the previous two weeks.
This injury has meant the Ravens’ top wideout option has been 2020 third-round pick, Devin Duvernay. The former Texas Longhorn has found life difficult since coming into the league with a career-high of 272 receiving yards, so picking up the phone and calling the Carolina Panthers to strike a deal for Anderson represents a huge upgrade.
While the Ravens have a genuine elite tight end option in Mark Andrews things are more cloudy when it comes to the wide receiver position. If the injury to Bateman keeps him out for a prolonged period, it’s feasible Baltimore makes a move for Anderson to pair a speedy deep threat with one of the league’s best dual-threat signal-caller.
The AFC North is still wide open for the Ravens to take. But the margin for error is slimmer after their loss against the New York Jets, which makes acquiring Anderson sensible.