The Baltimore Ravens had a huge 2019 regular season. They clinched the top seed in the AFC, the team is well-rounded on both sides of the ball, and Lamar Jackson is the likely MVP.
But come 2020 it will be hard for the Ravens to keep everyone on the roster. Here are three players who won't be back with the team next season.
3. Patrick Onwuasor
If you're an NFL team in need of an inside linebacker in 2020, the free agency class is pretty shallow. One of the headliners in that group is Patrick Onwuasor. He's a tackling machine on the field when he's on the field, as evidenced by his 64 tackles this season. Yet, he started in just six of 14 games due to Baltimore's incredible depth at linebacker. It will be hard for Baltimore to retain him, especially if a team makes him an offer he can't refuse.
2. Pernell McPhee
Pernell McPhee has gone through the journeyman route ever since being drafted into the NFL. He's bounced from the Ravens, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins, and back to Baltimore for once more chance. His opportunity with the Ravens was short lived after tearing his triceps back in October. Given he's a free agent, it's hard to envision Baltimore bringing him back.
1. Brandon Carr
Brandon Carr was once a free agent bust after signing with the Dallas Cowboys, but now he's turned into an absolute steal for Ravens. His first two years in Baltimore were strong, but he added something new to his repertoire: getting the quarterback. In 2019, Carr posted seven quarterback hits and two sacks, both career highs. Don't expect Carr to return because his price tag has likely increased beyond what Baltimore will be comfortable paying.