Just because they just won a Super Bowl doesn’t make it any less of a business for the Ravens.
On the same day they pawned off one playoff hero (with the trade of wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers), another said he was ready to get paid.
Left tackle Bryant McKinnie, who came out of the doghouse to lead a line improvement in the postseason, said there would be no more discounts for Baltimore.
“They already got me at the discount last season,” McKinnie said, via NFL.com. “They bought a Maserati, they need to pay for the insurance.”
The fact he showed up the size of a Winnebago caused them to put regular gas instead of premium in him this summer, giving him a $1 million pay cut primarily because they could.
That he played so well in the playoffs will create some interest in his services, but he’s also 33 years old, and with a track record that includes conditioning issues, it’s hard to imagine anyone paying Maserati money this time through.