Baltimore Ravens guard Kelechi Osemele will be one of the top offensive linemen on the market if he reaches free agency next month. PFT’s top-rated guard in our Hot 100, Osemele could be a highly sought after commodity with so many teams struggling to put together strong fronts.
But the Ravens are hoping it never gets to that point. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Baltimore is being “aggressive” in their push to re-sign Osemele before the start of free agency on March 9. Per Rapoport, the Ravens are looking to make Osemele their second highest paid offensive player behind quarterback Joe Flacco.
In order to accomplish that task, the Ravens would need to offer Osemele close to $8 million a year to bring his contract in line with those of fellow offensive linemen Marshal Yanda and Eugene Monroe.