The Baltimore Ravens have been known to be a safe haven for troubled players that want to get their act together, none more effective than Will Hill. The former New York Giant had faced his fair share of off-the-field issues relating to child support, PEDs, and just being around the wrong crowd. The Ravens took him in with the understanding that he would keep his nose clean and become the player that he had been before. Well the risk came with it's reward.
Top 32 Safeties after Week 8: pic.twitter.com/lnlbPE8qLc— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) November 3, 2015
The third best safety in the league overall according to Pro Football Focus, the Ravens made the right move in not only bringing Hill into Baltimore, but in giving him an extension this offseason. At $2.845 million and $3.5 million in signing bonus, Hill gets to roam the secondary through the 2016 NFL season for the Ravens. If he continues at this pace, the Ravens would be wise to give him a real long-term contract to keep him in Baltimore for much longer.
Will Hill is only 25 years old and finally seems to have hit that maturity level that not all NFL players hit, where they value their careers and family more than their former friends and bad influences. Because of the renewed interest in football, Hill has been able to become one of the league's top safeties and he'll see his rewards flow from that.