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Leftwich Might be the Best Option Ravens Have

LeftwichFormer Jags QB Byron Leftwich continues to be a free man today, that is free to sign with any team around the league.  Much to the shock of everyone, Leftwich was let go by the Jags Saturday in a move that was a stunner to both the QB and to the fans of the Jaguars, who thought he would be the starting QB this Sunday for Jacksonville at home vs the Titans.  Now, what might be the Jags loss could be the Ravens gain.  There has been rumors aplenty that Leftwich might find a home in Baltimore for the Ravens, that is unless he likes the tune of Atlanta, Minnesota or maybe Kansas City better.  As of Tuesday, the Ravens have yet to make a phone call to Jimmy Sexton, the agent for Leftwich, but that could be coming at anytime.

The Ravens have to think about the future at QB, and with a 35-year-old Steve McNair, who is somewhat fragile, and a QB in Kyle Boller who is about as good as gone in 2008, Leftwich might just be the answer that Ravens are looking for long term for the QB spot.  Sure the thrower has had bouts of miscues, injuries, and bad games, but possibly under Brian Billick and a better O-line, he might be able to find form again.  After all, don’t forget that Ravens took a hard look at Leftwich on draft day a few years back.  Now the question will be – what type of deal does Leftwich want to come to Baltimore?  If he wants the house – forget it.  If he wants a deal that is worthy of a QB that just was released, the Ravens might want to take that chance.  After all, they don’t have many irons in the fire if McNair goes down or if Boller leaves after 2007 anyway.

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