Anquan Boldin was right to refuse a pay cut, and the Baltimore Ravens will regret trading him. Many Ravens players lamented the loss of their reliable playoff star, and the Ravens’ offense will struggle to reach their peak level next year.
“Anquan was a great receiver for myself, for our football team, for this whole organization. It’s sad to see a guy like that go but at the same time, you want what’s best for him and you just wish him the best of luck,” said Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. “Anquan was a big part of this football team, a big part of this offense, and one of the many reasons why we won the Super Bowl this year. We just got to put some faith in our young guys and hope that they step up to the table and play the way they’re capable of playing.”
Now Boldin will be joining one of the best teams in the league and paired with Michael Crabtree at wideout and Colin Kaepernick’s rocket arm to get them the ball, and the San Francisco 49ers are setting up to have the best offseason of any team. If they can land Darrelle Revis on the cheap, then you can pretty much call it game over. Jim Harbaugh will mean serious business next year.