According to the Baltimore Sun, Ravens’ head coach John Harbaugh didn’t want to re-sign safety Ed Reed. So Reed signing elsewhere this offseason was inevitable.
It was interesting to see how the national media made it seem like the Ravens were in a bidding war with Houston for former safety Ed Reed.
The Ravens made it appear that way out of respect for Reed, and it certainly put more money in Reed’s pocket. But Ravens coach John Harbaugh wanted Reed back as much as he wants a root canal.
It was the perfect time for both parties to go their separate ways.
I would love to know why Harbaugh didn’t want Reed back. My guess is he wanted to get younger and develop some new leaders in his locker room.