Report: Saints finally agree deal worth $97 Million to sell best star to Ravens

AFC contender might trade for the $97 million star.
A recent article suggests that the New Orleans Saints may trade star cornerback Marshon Lattimore to the Baltimore Ravens.

Marshon Lattimore, a New Orleans Saints cornerback, has been the subject of trade speculation for much of the summer. The four-time Pro Bowler, who is entering his 27th season, has only one year of guaranteed money left on his deal and has missed significant time over the last two years. However, when healthy, he is still one of the best cornerbacks in sports.

The cash-strapped Saints are hoping to win this season, but they may have no choice but to trade Marshon Lattimore. As of this writing, the club is predicted to be $73.9 million above the 2025 salary ceiling and may not be able to maintain Lattimore and his cost hit past the 2024 season. With that in mind, Bleacher Report’s Maurice Moton believes the Saints might deal their top cornerback to the Baltimore Ravens.

Ravens Named Top Trade Destination for Marshon Lattimore.
It’s simple to understand why the Ravens might want to trade for Marshon Lattimore. While the club lost no cornerbacks in free agency, they did lose a number of crucial defensive players. Rather than trying to find cheaper alternatives for players like Jadeveon Clowney, Geno Stone, and Patrick Queen, Baltimore might reduce the value of those positions by strengthening its secondary. After all, improved coverage requires the quarterback to hold the ball longer, allowing pass rushers like Kyle Van Noy to make more plays.

Meanwhile, if Marshon Lattimore is traded after June 1st, New Orleans will free up just under $4 million in salary space in 2024. This is certainly not a lot of money, but the big savings will come in 2025. According to OverTheCap, a post-June 1st cut will release $20.7 million in 2025 cap space.

If Marshon Lattimore is on the trading block, the Ravens will not be the only club interested in acquiring him. While the former first-round selection has dropped off in recent years, he remains a capable starter when healthy. Given that L’Jarius Sneed only cost a 2025 third-round pick, some teams should be ready to trade a Day 3 pick for the four-time Pro Bowler.







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