The Baltimore Ravens have dealt with a slew of injuries at the running back position this season. But that apparently hasn’t stopped other teams from calling them inquiring about a trade for one of their running backs.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that the Ravens have been fielding numerous trade offers from teams looking to trade for one of their running backs.
Given where this team was at the position a little over a month ago, that’s nothing short of miraculous.
The Ravens lost the likes of J.K. Dobbins, Gus Edwards, and Justice Hill — their top three running backs entering the summer — in a span of 10 days decimating the team’s running back room.
In their absence, the Ravens have leaned on former undrafted free agent Ty’Son Williams and, more recently, veteran Latavius Murray with fellow veterans Devonta Freeman and Le’Veon Bell also mixing in.
Aside from Williams, the other three players weren’t even with the team in the summer and were picked up off the scrap heap. That’s part of what makes these apparent trade inquiries all the more shocking.
Ty’Son Williams seems like the most likely Ravens trade candidate
Of the four running backs who have seen playing time with the Ravens this season, the most obvious trade candidate is probably Williams.
The BYU product has easily been the Ravens’ most efficient and productive running back, but for whatever reason, he seems to have fallen out of favor with the coaching staff.
So much so that he was a surprise healthy scratch this past week against the Denver Broncos leaving many scratching their heads.
With Williams seemingly in the doghouse, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see other teams come calling, especially given how good he’s looked this season.
Whether the Ravens would actually trade him or not is a different story. But it does seem a lot more plausible that teams are calling about Williams as opposed to three players who were on the open market a month ago and haven’t exactly done much to impress since then.
Schefter indicated that those trade inquiries came as recently as last week which would certainly line up with Williams’ decrease in usage.
It remains to be seen if the Ravens will actually go through with a trade for any of their running backs. But this is certainly a situation to keep an eye on.
Especially as it pertains to Ty’Son Williams.