The Baltimore Ravens must be kicking themselves for trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin this offseason after winning the Super Bowl last year behind a marvelous postseason performance by him.
In the Wild Card Round of the 2012 Playoffs, Boldin had one of his best postseason performances, as he caught a 46-yard pass and an 18-yard touchdown pass from Joe Flacco in a 24–9 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He also set a franchise record of 145 receiving yards in a postseason game. Boldin got his first championship title as the Ravens defeated the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, a game in which he had six receptions for a total of 104 yards.
But the two sides couldn’t agree to a new contract, and the Ravens ended up deciding they wanted Boldin to take a $2 million pay cut, and after he refused, they only got a 6th-round draft pick for him after shipping him to the San Francisco 49ers.
So how did he look in his 49er debut:
Anquan Boldin today for 49ers: 13 catches for 208 yards, one touchdown on 17 targets
— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 8, 2013
Anquan Boldin is oldest WR with 200 receiving yards in Week 1 since Don Maynard in 1968 — Jeremy Lundblad (@JLundbladESPN) September 8, 2013
Boldin is seventh in NFL history with 200-yard receiving games for two teams [Wes Chandler, TO, Plax, Carroll Dale, Lofton, Tommy McDonald]
— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 8, 2013
Thankfully, the Bengals won’t have to see Boldin ever again. That is, unless the two teams meet in the Super Bowl. They’ve already met there twice before.