On Saturday evening, the Buffalo Bills agreed to extend the contract of All-Pro CB Tre’Davious White.
Bills are giving CB Tre'Davious White a four-year, $70 million extension, including $55M guaranteed, source tells ESPN. Total value of deal is $82.1M.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 5, 2020
White is doing his deal after three years, which makes it even more striking. He is 25 years old and could hit the market again. https://t.co/5CCtjsu5WW
The young cornerback will average roughly $13.75 million in guaranteed money per year throughout his extension before incentives. White’s contract is the first domino to fall, while Marlon Humphrey, Adoree’ Jackson, Marshon Lattimore and Jalen Ramsey will all use White’s contract as a measuring stick in negotiations. The Ravens picked up Marlon Humphrey’s fifth year option on his rookie contract, along with the Saints, Titans and Rams all having their respective star CBs fifth year options on the books as well.
The Ravens have made their intentions regarding their desire to retain Humphrey clear, although there hasn’t been much news regarding negotiations to date. Humphrey earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2019 - his first season as a full-time starter. The former University of Alabama first-round pick is looking to continue his ascension as one of the league’s best young defenders in 2020. “Marlo” is one of the top press-man cornerbacks in the league, who showed the ability to thrive in the slot when needed throughout 2019.
With a laundry list of promising young talent, the Ravens front office will have their work cut out for them in terms of retaining their young nucleus. All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley is set to play out the final year of his rookie contract this season, which presumably puts his potential extension first on the docket. Having so much young talent worth paying is a so-called “good problem.”
With Stanley, Humphrey, Mark Andrews and Orlando Brown Jr. all in the final two years of their rookie contracts, the Ravens proverbial checkbook appears set to get put to good use over the next year or two.