Six years and one day after the Ravens believed they acquired Terrell Owens via trade, Baltimore has finally found a number one receiver. (At least they hope he’s a number one.)
Baltimore acquired Anquan Boldin and a fifth-round pick in 2010 in exchange for 2010 third- and fourth-round picks.
The trade compensation is more than reasonable, but a contract came with it. Boldin signed a three-year, $25 million extension on his current deal, including $10 million in guaranteed new money. He’s due $28 million over the next four years.
Boldin is a superlative locker room leader, but there was some concern in Arizona that his body has taken a pounding over the years and that he would remain injury-prone.
Derrick Mason’s future with the Ravens now looks more up in the air.