The contract details are finally in, and Marshal Yanda is averaging $7.1 million.
Pro Bowl guard Marshall Yanda's new deal with Ravens averages $7.1 million per year.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 16, 2015
Ravens guard Marshal Yanda deal has roughly $15 million guaranteed and $7.16 million average per year— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) October 16, 2015
As always Adam Schefter and Aaron Wilson come through with the news.
A lot of folks are wondering, "Is that a lot?" "Too much? Too little?" because every contract lately is around $100 million. From Flacco, J.J. Watt, Justin Houston, Marcel Dareus, Ndamakong Suh. So what is a 4yr. deal averaging $7.1 million?
Truthfully, it's great news! The highest paid guard in the NFL is Logan Mankins at $8.5 million average. The best guard in the NFL without a doubt is Marshal Yanda and he is going to be the 5th highest paid average guard in the NFL. Sitting behind Mankins, Mike Iupati, Andy Levitre, and Orlando Franklin puts big Yanda at 5th for average money. Which means first and foremost how the hell did Ozzie score this deal. Yanda for the last 3 years is one of the best players in the NFL. Undoubtedly the best in his position, and place to the same degree as J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers. People have respect for his skill and work ethic.
This also means the Ravens have three million dollars under the cap now for this season.
Pending space created by Yanda extension, Ravens are currently $1,781,251 under the Cap. Should go up to ~$3M once Yanda's Ext hits books.— Brian McFarland (@RavensSalaryCap) October 16, 2015
Gearing up for a trade maybe? Front office attempting success since the team itself isn't doing it's best on the gridiron? Either way, this is a wonderful sentiment on both sides. Marshal Yanda takes a cheaper deal than others as the best player in his position, and he stays with the Baltimore Ravens indefinitely.