The Ravens are showing that they are serious business this offseason as they addressed one of their biggest needs, a veteran pass rusher. After a record-setting offensive rushing season, Baltimore improved the pass rush with a big addition in defensive end Calais Campbell.
The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to trade Campbell to the Ravens for a 5th round pick in the upcoming draft. Baltimore will pay him $15 million in what is the final year of a 4 year $60 million lucrative contract he signed with the Jags in 2017.
Campbell was a big part of the Jaguars’ great defense the past few seasons and he will go down as the best free-agent signing in Jacksonville history. He had 31.5 sacks in 48 games with “Sacksonville,” making the Pro Bowl in all 3 of his years with the team. He was a first-team All-Pro in 2017 and won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award in 2019 for his charitable works.
Jacksonville now has 11 picks in the upcoming 7 round NFL draft. After upsetting the Steelers and making it to the AFC Championship game in 2018, the club seems to be doing a little bit of rebuilding following a disappointing 6-10 finish to the 2019 season.