The Baltimore Ravens finally got a deal done with Lamar Jackson.
Following months of back and forth, speculations, rumors, and social media drama, they managed to secure their franchise quarterback for years to come.
However, even though GM Eric DeCosta and Jackson himself stated that they were always confident in their ability to reach some common ground, the Ravens were still considering all their options in case that didn’t happen.
An interesting note from @JFowlerESPN here: Absent a Lamar Jackson deal by the start of the draft, I believe, after asking around, that the Ravens would have considered quarterback Will Levis with the 22nd overall pick.
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— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) May 8, 2023
And according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler via Jamison Hensley, it seems like they were ready to take a risk on UK’s Will Levis if they failed to strike a deal with Jackson before the NFL Draft.
The Ravens had the No. 22 pick, which originally seemed like way too low to get a potential Top-10 pick like Levis.
However, the University of Kentucky Product shockingly slipped past the first round, eventually landing with the Tennessee Titans on the second day of the festivities.
There were some health concerns about Levis, not to mention the fact that his college production was far from impressive.
However, his athleticism, build, and strength made scouts think he has the potential to become somewhat of a Josh Allen 2.0, or at least a lite version of the Buffalo Bills QB.
So, all things considered, it made perfect sense that the Ravens kept tabs on him as a bit of an insurance policy.
But their fans would all agree that they’d rather have the proven MVP over the polarizing product any day of the week, even if Levis turns out to be great.NEXT: Ravens Rookie WR Has A Clear Opinion About New Offense