This Seahawks-Ravens Trade Sends CB Sidney Jones IV To Baltimore

Sidney Jones IV, Seahawks, Ravens
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The Baltimore Ravens have struggled to find their stride thus far this season. They are battling a lot of injuries, which derailed their 2021 season after a strong start as well. To avoid that occurring again, they should look into bolstering their lineup at some point via trade. A deal with the Seattle Seahawks could make sense.

A glaring need is in the secondary where depth is lacking. Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters are one of the best cornerback duos in the NFL, but both missed time in 2021 with injuries. When healthy, they are dominant, but counting on them to return to form and play an entire season is certainly risky.

Their depth has already taken a hit with Kyle Fuller tearing his ACL. The most obvious argument for adding some pieces to help in the secondary is what Tua Tagovailoa did to them on Sunday afternoon. Tagovailoa led an improbable comeback, throwing for 469 yards and six touchdowns, including four in the fourth quarter.

It would behoove the Ravens to make a call to the Seattle Seahawks and gauge the possibility of acquiring Sidney Jones IV from them. The Seahawks pulled off an impressive upset victory over the visiting Denver Broncos in Week 1, but they look like they are heading for a rebuild. 

Counting on Geno Smith or Drew Lock to lead them to the promised land this season is a tall task and they lost Jamal Adams for the season in the first game of the season as well. If they can turn a player such as Jones into some draft capital, it is a move they would likely strongly consider.

Jones doesn’t look to be a big part of the Seahawks’ plans this season either. After playing only 12 snaps in Week 1, Jones didn’t see the field in Week 2 despite injuries to the secondary. It shouldn’t take much in the way of compensation to acquire him for the Ravens, as they would benefit from adding some experience.

Jones started 11 games for Seattle last season, appearing in 16 total. He finished the season with 10 passes defended and 66 total tackles.