NFL Free Agency: Brandon Jacobs Would Be a Perfect Fit with the Baltimore Ravens

Jeffrey SchmidtCorrespondent IIIMarch 21, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 24:  Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs for a touchdown against the New York Jets during the second half of a game at MetLife Stadium on December 24, 2011 in East Rutherford. New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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The Baltimore Ravens are in the market for a running back with the retirement of Ricky Williams, and there is one free agent that would blend in perfectly with this roster. He goes by the name of Brandon Jacobs

Jacobs is a bruising 6'4", 264-pound running back that has spent his entire career as a complimentary back with the New York Giants, and he has been a main component in the team's two Super Bowl championship runs.

Jacobs is one of the league's premier power backs, and he should still have a number of good years left in him because of the lack of carries that he has had on a year-to-year basis.

Jacobs would be able to compliment Ray Rice like no other running back in free agency or the draft because he would allow Cam Cameron to use a bulldozing back that can change the pace of the Ravens offense.

The change of pace is a very underrated aspect of an offense due to a team's ability to force a defense to play on their heels.

Jacobs is an ideal fit in a scheme that loves to run the football, and that would allow him to utilize his skill set in certain game situations. The running back excels in short yardage, red zone and end-of-half situations, and that is exactly the type of player that the Ravens need to add.  

The running back would also come at a relatively cheap price as well because teams are not willing to thrown a ton of money or years at 30-year-old running backs. 

Jacobs would also provide the offense with a big-time motivator. The mix of personalities in the Ravens locker room would be electric because Jacobs would be joining Terrell Suggs, Ray Lewis and Anquan Boldin as the team's vocal catalysts. 

This move makes a ton of sense for both parties, so don't be surprised if Brandon Jacobs is wearing purple and black next season.