The Baltimore Ravens are in what seems like never-ending negotiations with quarterback Lamar Jackson in the NFL. An early agreement is probably just as likely as a timely separation. The franchise is therefore taking precautions and will soon be meeting with a possible successor.
As NFL insider Jordan Schultz reports, quarterback talent Anthony Richardson will audition for the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons and Las Vegas Raiders in the following days.
Surprisingly, the Ravens also scheduled a meeting with the draft prospect. On closer inspection, however, Baltimore’s interest is understandable. Richardson is a dual threat quarterback, meaning he can throw and run himself. The 20-year-old’s playing system is very similar to that of Lamar Jackson.
In recent weeks, Richardson has been busy advertising himself. For example, he earned a 99 in athletics at the NFL Combine, eclipsing other competitors at his position.
“Richardson is the most impressive athlete at the quarterback position in the history of the NFL Combine,” the website “Pro Football Focus” even judged afterwards.
NFL Draft: Ravens would probably have to trade up
Anthony Richardson is one of the top four quarterbacks of his draft year.
According to the current status, the Ravens can only pick 22nd place in the upcoming NFL draft. By then, the strong-throwing contender is likely to be off the board, especially since several teams are looking for a new quarterback.
Baltimore would have to make it up the order by the NFL Draft. Ironically, Lamar Jackson, who is willing to emigrate and recently admitted on Twitter that he had demanded a trade, could remedy this. The Ravens could trade their longtime starting quarterback for a first-round pick in this year’s NFL draft and another next year.