Joe Flacco won the MVP award for Super Bowl XLVII, but Anquan Boldin was the hero who made it happen.
Boldin caught six passes for 104 yards and a touchdown to help the Ravens win the big game. But even with his impressive contributions, the reliable receiver seems unlikely to return to Baltimore next season.
The Ravens’ obligations for next year put them $5 million over the salary cap, and that’s even before Flacco gets his pricey new deal. So, some cuts will have to be made, and the 32-year-old Boldin’s $7.5 million salary seems like a prime candidate.
Boldin’s possible exile from Baltimore opens the door for several possibilities for the three-time Pro Bowler, and that could lead him to the exact place he nearly ended up three seasons ago.
When the Arizona Cardinals were shopping Boldin around during the 2010 offseason, the Ravens immediately emerged as a frontrunner, but the New England Patriots quietly attempted a deal of their own. The Ravens ended up getting Boldin with a luc...