According Ben Allbright, a host, reporter and analyst for the Denver Broncos flagship station KOA Colorado, the Baltimore Ravens are working to extend the contract of DL Derek Wolfe beyond 2020.
Per multiple sources Ravens have been happy with the performance of former Broncos DL Derek Wolfe, are working on an extension offer for him.— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) December 12, 2020
Wolfe has been a menace in the trenches for Baltimore as of late, which has been much needed as fellow starters Brandon Williams and Calais Campbell have both been injured and also placed on the COVID-19 reserve list over the past few weeks.
Wolfe has stepped up big time, particularly over the past three games. Wolfe has recorded at least four tackles in each of the past four contests, finding success against zone blocking schemes. He’s been quick off the ball and rarely hasn’t won his one on one blocks. Wolfe has also shown hustle and determination to end plays.
Easy to see why the Ravens reportedly want to extend @Derek_Wolfe95 after the last three games.— Spencer N. Schultz (@ravens4dummies) December 12, 2020
Been an absolute menace against zone blocking concepts, hustling through the whistle and ending plays. pic.twitter.com/LEc3oJpzIi
In one of the many interesting offseason developments for Baltimore, the Ravens initially were set to sign Michael Brockers from the Rams to a more lucrative three-year deal. Then the Ravens got cold feet, mixing the deal ultimately, then signing Wolfe to a modest one- year, $3 million deal.
Wolfe has responded by rising to the occasion. The Ravens would be wise to keep a savvy veteran with some gas in the tank around.