Trey Lance trade spot No. 2: Baltimore Ravens
As of right now, this potential trade is completely up in the air. And let’s leave it as a what-if situation.
If quarterback Lamar Jackson stays with the Baltimore Ravens, then Trey Lance may as well stay in San Francisco. Because, if Jackson is the starter, then Lance will never see the field.
However, let’s be real in terms of the current relationship between Jackson and Baltimore: It’s very messy. How it got that way, at face value, is completely suspect.
Initially, it seemed as though Baltimore wasn’t offering a contract to one of the most dangerous players in the game. That’s the suspect part. But, new evidence has been brought to light by the quarterback in question himself. Did the Ravens offer him a six-year contract with $133 million guaranteed? And if they did then why did he turn it down? There has to be some disdain there for Jackson himself to turn down that kind of money.
Maybe he finally realized his worth, and he was willing to go somewhere else and give it a go.
Both sides could patch things up in a hurry, and the Ravens could have a successful run at the playoffs yet again. With Jackson at quarterback, they stand a pretty good chance to win it all.
But what if they don’t?
If Lance can lead the Ravens and have the same success as Jackson, then that same money could be earmarked for him. That’s quite the increase from his current four-year, $34 million rookie deal. If traded, Lance would have two years to prove he’s worth that kind of money.
A lot of dominoes would have to fall for this scenario to play out, but once the first domino is pushed, the rest fall in line pretty quickly.