Would Adam Jones be a good fit for the Ravens, who are still seeking help at cornerback?
The Ravens are one of many teams interested in Jones, according to Pro Football Talk. Other teams reportedly in pursuit of the veteran cornerback include the Cowboys, Dolphins, Raiders, and Vikings, along with the Bengals, who have not given up on re-signing Jones.
Having spent the past six seasons with the Bengals, Jones is still a playmaker and an effective kick returner, and he is obviously very familiar with the AFC North. He has intercepted three passes in each of the last three seasons, and the Ravens only had six interceptions all last season. At the very least, Jones has the potential to upgrade the Ravens’ cornerback depth, with an opportunity to win a starting job in Baltimore.
The flip side is that Jones will turn 33 years old in September, making you wonder when he will start to decline. And with so many teams pursuing Jones, he won’t come cheap. Would the Ravens get enough good seasons out of Jones to make signing him worth it?
The Ravens have already signed cornerback Shareece Wright to a three-year deal, but they are not done retooling the secondary.
Signing Jones would lessen the need for the Ravens to find a corner in the draft, allowing them to focus on other needs. Jones apparently has plenty of suitors to choose from. We’ll soon learn if he chooses the Ravens, are signs elsewhere.