Jaguars To Trade Calais Campbell To Ravens

The Jaguars and Ravens have agreed to a trade that will send veteran DE Calais Campbell from Jacksonville to Baltimore in exchange for a fifth-round pick, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter). The Ravens will try to work out an extension with Campbell.

The extension aspect of this is critical, as Baltimore does not have a ton of cap space, and Pro Football Talk tweets that the Ravens will be taking on the full $15MM owed to Campbell in 2020. An extension for the 33-year-old will obviously help to spread out Campbell’s cap charge, as would a long-term deal for the recently franchised Matt Judon.

From an on-field perspective, the trade makes plenty of sense for Baltimore. Pass rusher was perhaps the top item on the team’s offseason priority list, but almost all of this year’s top edge defenders who are eligible for free agency are expected to remain with their current teams. So GM Eric DeCosta got creative, and while the Ravens will be left without a fifth-rounder in the 2020 draft, they still have two third-rounders and three fourth-rounders to work with.

Campbell, the reigning Walter Payton Man of the Year, earned Pro Bowl nods in each of his three seasons with the Jags, and though his sack total dipped to 6.5 in 2019 after posting double-digits in 2017 and 2018, he still graded out as the third-best edge defender in the league last year, per Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics. He is stout against the pass and run, and his ability to collapse the pocket should only create more opportunities for Judon and promising second-year talent Jaylon Ferguson.

The Jags, meanwhile, have recently parted with two formerly prized FA acquisitions in Campbell and corner A.J. Bouye. Both players were key members of Jacksonville’s run to the AFC Championship Game in 2017, but the Jags are clearly in rebuild mode. In addition to the $15MM of cap space created by this move, Jacksonville now has 11 draft picks in 2020 and nine in 2021, including two first-rounders.

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22 comments on “Jaguars To Trade Calais Campbell To Ravens

      • GiantsX3

        But you failed to recognize the extension they are working on to spread money. One would have to think they feel strongly that they can accomplish this goal.

      • jags4life

        Your opinion is trash… CC is a very good player and to only get a 5th rounder is just troubling!

      • mgrap84

        So they get a good pass rusher, only give up a 5th and will more then likely work out an extension and its a bad trade? Lmao good thing you don’t work in a front office

      • LordShade

        You can’t even spell “shed”, what do you know about good trades? The Ravens desperately needed run defense and a pass rush, two things Campbell is great at…and he’ll sign for two years, perfect length of time.

  1. mstockw1

    Damn Jacksonville, the hell’s wrong with you. Couldn’t y’all have sent him to the Dolphins or some other crap franchise?…

    • Kolukonu

      I’d rather he get traded to a good team where he has a chance to win a championship. He’s a good dude. Jags aren’t going to compete for a while.

      • mstockw1

        It was in jest. My team’s in the AFC, and if he was going to be traded, I’d have rather it been to a crappy franchise instead of it bolster an already established contender lol.

  2. Jcool90

    Wow, sooo lemme get this right, yall don’t believe in your young man. And dont wanna resign Judon? I always believed in Bowser and Ferguson is a stud, Matt is gone. Bet and believe.

  3. mlbnyyfan

    Sorry Pat’s fans the Ravens and Chiefs are building for a longgggg run. Dynasty officially OVER!!!!!

    • MichaelJFoxownssteaknshake

      The patriots are starting a new dynasty. It is called The Ming Dynasty massage parlor and spa

  4. Big Angry Baby

    WOW … Can’t wait to see how BAD the Jaguars actually SUCK next year under Khan’s Leadership with Balony Marrone as Coach and Caldwell’s picks.

    • Jcool90

      it be funny if they win the division owner gm and coach all gotta go or go missing on a island somewheres ugh…..GO RAVENS 2021 SB CHAMPS

  5. frank costanza

    The Ravens can add as much players as they want to. They’re not going to win a championship with Lamar Jackson. A run first QB does not work in the NFL. I don’t understand why teams think they can win like this. The difference between Mahomes and Jackson is that Mahomes is a much smarter, more accurate passer. Jackson is a slow decision maker who can’t throw under pressure situations. He’ll never win a SuperBowl.

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