The old say usually goes “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.” Well in the case of wide receiver Anquan Boldin, it’s “If you can beat ‘em, join ‘em.” It’s been reported that the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a trade involving Boldin going to the San Francisco 49ers for a 2013 sixth-round draft pick.
Just over a month ago, Boldin and the Ravens defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. After winning the Lombardi Trophy, Boldin stated that he wouldn’t accept a pay cut, and that he would retire before doing so. Obviously, his tone has changed.
The Niners are already considered the favorite to win the NFC in 2013, and with Boldin added to the mix, it only improves their chances. With wide receivers Michael Crabtree and Mario Manningham, tight end Vernon Davis, and up-and-coming quarterback Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco could have one of the most explosive offenses in the entire league.
As for the Ravens, they now have to find a way to help Super Bowl MVP quarterback Joe Flacco and wide receiver Torrey Smith. More than likely, Baltimore may look toward the draft to fill that void.
Just when the comparisons between both Jim Harbaugh and John Harbaugh seemed to have come to an end, this happens. Boldin will now have the pleasure of playing for both Harbaugh brothers in back-to-back years. And who knows, Boldin could be the player to help Jim get the same thing that he helped John get this past season, a championship.
Clyde A. Speller is an NFL writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClydeASpeller, or add him to your network on Google