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Ravens pick up CB Marlon Humphrey’s fifth-year option

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No doubt the Ravens pick up the All-Pro’s fifth-year option

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In 2019, Marlon Humphrey went to war. He started 15 games as the Ravens locked up the first seed after going 13-2 prior to Week 17. He racked up three interceptions and scored two touchdowns. The man made 65 solo tackles and was referred by some as a linebacker in a cornerbacks body due to his overwhelming physicality. He also rescued the Ravens season from a three-game skid in 2019 as the Devlin Hodges-led Pittsburgh Steelers pushed them to the brink.

And after Humphrey’s play developed and he became a Pro Bowler and also earned his first First-Team All-Pro honor, the Ravens exercised the fifth-year option of his contract, which lands him $10.2 million in 2021, which nearly doubles his career earnings.

Unsurprisingly. the Ravens want to keep one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL on their roster. After all, he is yet another first-round pick in a long line of stars for the young—yet storied, franchise.

“Obviously, Marlon’s another guy, we want to try and keep our young players,” DeCosta said. “Elite, young players. We think Ronnie [Stanley] and Marlon are two of those guys.”