OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Baltimore Ravens agreed on Thursday's one-year extension with a seven-time guard of Marshal Yanda's Bowling.
Yanda, 34, was entering the final year of his four years $ 32 million contract is now tied to the Ravens through the 2020 season.
The extension probably means that Yanda can finish his career with the Ravens. Pick a third round at Baltimore in 2007, Yanda has been established as one of the best people inside the NFL for the past decade.
General manager Eric DeCosta recently pointed out that Yanda wanted to play longer than this season. Then, on Wednesday night, DeCosta celebrated his 48th birthday by extending this extension to Yanda.
"For Marshal, we love Marshal, and we would love to continue playing for us for years," DeCosta said at the pre-draft news conference of the team on April 2nd. "It's a great player. It's still playing at a high level. Raven is it. Raven can be defined and a picture of Marshal Yanda put up there, and that's it." 1
Yanda is known to have been very strong and was very important in the heavy offense of the Ravens with Lamar Jackson, quarterback. Last season, he was an online attacks leader who helped the Ravens attack attacks No. 2 the NFL production (141.9 yards per game).
If Yanda continues to play a high level for the next two years, he will increase
"It's a special human person and a special player," said Ravens coach John Harbaugh, a few years ago. "And the Hall of Farming."
Guards who have had 5,000-plus snaps since 2006, Yanda is the second highest grade guard behind Evan Mathis, according to Pro Football Focus.
With Yanda signed, among other rave players coming to an extension are kicker Justin Tucker, side-restorer Matthew Judon, fighting Ronnie Stanley, inside the referee Patrick Onwuasor and going in Michael Pierce tackles.