The Baltimore Ravens are one of the teams that are firmly set as buyers heading into the NFL trade deadline on November 2nd. They have the look of a Super Bowl contender in what looks to be a wide-open AFC. However, they could use some help at wide receiver, and Chicago Bears star Allen Robinson should be on their trade radar.
Given the rash of injured the Ravens have endured at the running back position, it wouldn’t surprise anyone if they were actively looking for a running back. They are currently using a trio of veterans in Latavius Murray, Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell to get the job done, with Ty’son Williams mixed in.
But, it could be the wide receiver spot that the Ravens get aggressive in making additions to. Lamar Jackson has seemingly taken that next step in his development as a passer and is doing a great job through the air this season.
Baltimore is as dominant as any team on the ground, but having that passing element takes their offense to another level. Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews have been excellent, but the team could use a little boost behind them.
Rookie Rashod Bateman is coming on nicely after beginning the season on Injured Reserve. Veteran Sammy Watkins has had some flashes but cannot stay healthy. As a result, someone such as Allen Robinson could be a potential target for the Ravens, according to CBS Sports.
Robinson is having a tough year with the Chicago Bears. He has been able to overcome some underwhelming quarterback play during his career, but it is a whole different animal when trying to overcome poor coaching. Matt Nagy and company haven’t even given the Bears playmakers much of a chance, running about as vanilla of an offense as possible despite having the supremely athletic Justin Fields under center now.
Unable to work out a long-term deal with Robinson multiple times, the Bears may consider moving on from him. It would seem counteractive to trade your best wide receiver with a rookie starting at quarterback, but if you are not going to use Robinson, you might as well get some future assets for him.
Giving Jackson another perimeter weapon in Robinson to pair with Bateman on the outside, allowing Brown and Andrews to work the middle of the field would be a nightmare for opposing defenses.
Teams can no longer stack the box and dare the Ravens to throw the ball as Jackson is showing he is capable of taking advantage. Adding a weapon of Robinson’s caliber to the mix would make their passing game that much more explosive.