Originally Posted by usc90grad
It was a salary cap move by the Ravens, but why let him go to a rival? I don't get it.
The 49ers are in the NFC, and the Ravens are in the AFC.
Just because they met in the Super Bowl does not make them rivals.
Honestly- I've never heard of two NFL teams referred to as 'rivals' that weren't in the same division. Maybe I'm missing some old, storied rivalry from before the divisions were shifted around, but I can't think of any.
When I think of rivals in the NFL, I think of divisional opponents that have to play each other twice a year, every year, and could impede each other from making the playoffs / super bowl.