The #Ravens have signed C Jeremy Zuttah to a 2-year deal worth nearly $4M base and a max of $6M with playtime, source said. Fills a big need— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 18, 2017
This comes as no surprise, Baltimore has been in talks with the center since his release less than two weeks ago.
Baltimore clearly needs offensive lineman after multiple season-ending injuries to both starters and depth guards. With the game against Miami clearly showing the Ravens front line incapable of generating a push, though they were without multiple starters, the Ravens were left with no choice but to find a capable lineman.
The biggest question now, will he automatically take the position from Ryan Jensen, pushing him to the empty left guard position, or will the Ravens allow competition?
The amount paid indicates he’ll be the starter, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he is. Upcoming practices and next weeks preseason game against the Buffalo Bills will give the answer.