Ravens Have Looked Into Trading for Multiple Receivers, Including Cardinals DeAndre Hopkins

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The Baltimore Ravens have been exploring their options for bolstering their wide receiver corps.

According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Ravens have been inquiring about potential trades for Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins and Denver Broncos’ Courtland Sutton. Additionally, the Ravens have been pushing to sign free-agent wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

Fowler previously reported that the Cardinals are asking for a package similar to a “Christian McCaffrey Package” in exchange for Hopkins. This means that the Cardinals are looking for a 2nd, 3rd, and 4th round pick. It’s worth noting that Hopkins is set to make over $34 million over the next two seasons, so it’s a considerable investment for any team looking to trade for him.

Meanwhile, the Broncos are asking for a lot for Sutton, which league sources told ESPN “remains too high.” Sutton isn’t viewed as a No. 1 receiver on a team for the price the Broncos are seeking, according to executives.

With the trade deadline approaching quickly, it remains to be seen whether the Ravens will make a move for either Hopkins or Sutton.

The Ravens’ pursuit of wide receiver help comes as no surprise, given the lack of top talent available in free agency this year. Most of the top receivers have already been signed, leaving teams with either a trade or the upcoming 2023 NFL Draft to improve their rosters. In the case of Beckham Jr., he’s coming off a lost 2022 season and is seeking a new team to resurrect his career.

The Ravens have a need at the wide receiver position, and they’re clearly exploring all their options to improve their roster. With a potential trade for Hopkins or Sutton, or the possibility of signing Beckham Jr., the Ravens could make a significant upgrade to their offense. It remains to be seen how these situations will play out, but it’s clear that the Ravens are doing their due diligence in the pursuit of improving their team regardless if Lamar Jackson is back next season or not.