The NFL trade deadline is just two weeks away, and to be sure, the chatter around the league is picking up. There is no shortage of Ravens trade proposals out there, not surprising for a team with Super Bowl hopes.
But two outlets have pegged Carolina star pass-rusher Brian Burns to the Ravens in a blockbuster. At Pro Football Focus, the cost for Brian Burns in a Ravens trade proposal: A second-round pick in 2023, which PFF projects Carolina using on defensive lineman Mekhi Wingo from LSU.
That could be a too-generous deal for the Ravens. The Panthers, after all, were offered two first-round picks and a second-rounder from the Rams for Burns last year, but turned them down.
The price has come down on Burns given that he is in the final year of his contract and the two sides were not able to work out an extension. But one second-rounder would be a bargain.
Writing about Burns, PFF notes, “Burns is playing on his $16.012 million fifth-year option for the winless Panthers, and we imagine he wouldn’t mind a change of scenery.
“It also makes sense for Carolina to recoup draft capital following the trade-up for quarterback Bryce Young, as they’re currently without a 2024 first-round or a 2025 second-round pick.”
“They could get both of those back in a move, though the package of two firsts and a second is probably off the table.” Certainly, a Ravens trade proposal for Burns would hinge on adding more firepower to a unit that is second in yards allowed (1,565) and fourth in points allowed (91) would create an even more fearsome defense in Baltimore.
The Ravens would be loaded with pass rushers if Burns were to join the mix.