It's just not that much more and it's still less than $3 mill of his tag. I had said I was willing to go to 3/36, so I'd definitely been willing to go to 4/49, so to go to 4/51 is not that much more.
His deal has a $6 mill cap hit this year. Been very favorable to the Ravens. 15/15/14 on the cap the next two, that could have hurt but it's also 6, 9, 11 in savings.
Agreed the Ravens generally deserve the benefit of the doubt but to act like the Ravens have gotten it right on defense, particularly at lineback the last 2-3 years is not correct either. Frankly, I'd rather gone with Peko/Ellis and saved this money or used it elsewhere.
The one thing I will say is the Ravens seem to be steering away from any long term deals. In 2023, today, the Ravens have $9 million on their cap, the Dolphins have $60. Shorter deals with higher guarantees sems to be a priority right now.