After the retirement of Steve Smith, the biggest concern for the Baltimore Ravens was whether or not they were going to be able to find someone of similar caliber to fill the position. His retirement left a gaping hole on the offense that needed to be filled if the team wanted any chance to end the playoff drought they have experienced for the past five years since their Super Bowl XLVII victory in 2012. Free agency opened up, and while the Ravens made several big moves, none of them addressed this hole on the offensive side of the ball. Then the draft came and went and still there was nothing. GM Ozzie Newsome assured that he still wasn’t done, so with a little more waiting he came through with the signing of Jeremy Maclin, proving yet again why he is the best.
The 29-year-old receiver started his career with the Philadelphia Eagles. He spent six years there and then signed with the Kansas City Chiefs for two years. He has had an outstanding career thus far, putting up number in comparison with Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr., and made the pro bowl in 2014. Although he is coming off the worst season of his career it was not revealed until after the season ended that his underperformance was due to a lingering groin injury. That injury has completely healed and there doesn’t seem to be anything to worry about. If anything, he has more to prove this coming season than he had before.
Maclin was released from the Kansas City Chiefs late in free agency. Unfortunately for him, the timing made for fewer options, but fortunately for the…
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