Baltimore’s 35 year old linebacker, Terrell Suggs, has been named the most valuable player by the Ravens’ local media this week.
He is truly deserving of this award for his outstanding play, and leadership both on and off the field. Terrell Suggs is having one of the best seasons of his illustrious career.
Recording 11 sacks and four forced fumbles is a remarkable feat for any pass rusher, especially one who should be on the “downslope” of his career. There’s still one game left, so those numbers could become even more impressive with a strong showing against the Cincinnati Bengals in week 17.
When legendary Ravens Ray Lewis and Ed Reed left the team after winning the Super Bowl, there were many concerns that the team would lack leadership. However, Terrell Suggs has filled that role perfectly. Though Baltimore has endured several down seasons since winning the Super Bowl, it has not been for a lack of leadership.
What Terrell Suggs has meant to this team this season, and for his whole career, cannot be overstated. He is a living legend, just like Lewis, Reed, and Jonathan Ogden.
The same as how there will never be another Ray Lewis, there will surely never be another Terrell Suggs.