Ravens apply franchise tag to Matthew Judon

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Tag, Matthew Judon is it.

Specifically, the Ravens pass rusher is the first player to be franchise-tagged in 2020. The team announced the decision on Friday.

Described as an outside linebacker in the press release, Judon and the Ravens could be headed for a fight over whether he’s a linebacker or a defensive end. Ravens and Terrell Suggs engaged in precisely that type of disagreement in 2009, before resolving the situation.

Suggs becomes the seventh player who has been franchise-tagged by the Ravens since the device first emerged in 1993.

A fifth-round pick in 2016, Judon had 9.5 sacks in 2019. He also started 16 games last year, for the first time in his career.

12 responses to “Ravens apply franchise tag to Matthew Judon

  1. Ravens had it all last year. nearly perfect health. Easy division. QB was totally healthy. Lines were healthy. Easy schedule. Went 14-2 and choked a title shot away big time. It will be much harder to sustain that success in 2020. Same with chiefs.
    Both will be good but neither will win the title in 2020.

  2. “Ravens had it all last year. nearly perfect health. Easy division. QB was totally healthy. Lines were healthy. Easy schedule.”

    Missed a starting cb all year. Missed a second starting cb for 5 games. Starting center out for almost half the year. Second best pass rusher missed most of the season. LT missed two games. Sure that’s better than most teams but I would hardly call that “perfect health.”

    easy schedule included the “best division” NFC west (4-0). Patriots, chiefs, texans, bills (3-1) all outside of their division and playoff teams. But we get it…you think lamar isn’t a qb.

  3. It’s easy to look at 9.5 sacks and say mediocre but when he had no real consistent help pass rushing last year (hence all of the credit by many to Martindale to use scheme to get pressure last year) and still finished 4th in the league in QB hits behind only Shaq Barrett, T.J. Watt, and Zadarius Smith. I’d say he wasn’t the problem for the Ravens’ pass rush last year and the Ravens know it. They have a history of working out deals with their tagged players so I would expect them to bring him back, hope Jaylon Ferguson makes a good year 2 jump, and add some real juice in the draft at outside linebacker/defensive end to help him hit home more often in 2020.

  4. kevo126 says:
    March 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm
    “Ravens had it all last year. nearly perfect health. Easy division. QB was totally healthy. Lines were healthy. Easy schedule.”

    Missed a starting cb all year. Missed a second starting cb for 5 games. Starting center out for almost half the year. Second best pass rusher missed most of the season. LT missed two games. Sure that’s better than most teams but I would hardly call that “perfect health.”

    easy schedule included the “best division” NFC west (4-0). Patriots, chiefs, texans, bills (3-1) all outside of their division and playoff teams. But we get it…you think lamar isn’t a qb.

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    He’s not a QB. Teams will start to see the blueprint and he will get hurt. Just watch.

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    March 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm

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    People stop at ‘tylaw’. Been a few years now. I DO lcheck on the thumbs down. You’re about 1/2 mil behind LogicalVoice. I miss laughing at his absurdity. At least he was funny…

  6. Judon played 93% of his snaps in 2019 in a standup 2 point stance as a 3-4 OLB and has played about 89% of his career snaps That way so yea he certainly has a strong case for getting that DE tag lmfao

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