Eric DeCosta: Would be foolish not to try extending Mark Andrews’ contract

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Quarterback Lamar Jackson gets the headlines, but he’s not the only Ravens player who is eligible to sign a contract extension this offseason.

The Ravens picked tight end Mark Andrews and tackle Orlando Brown in the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft after they added Jackson in the first round. Both have become starters for the Ravens and General Manager Eric DeCosta addressed their futures during a Monday press conference.

“Mark Andrews, in my opinion, is one of the best TEs in the NFL,” DeCosta said, via Jeff Zrebiec of TheAthletic.com. “We’d be foolish to not try and keep him. Those discussions will start up at some point.”

DeCosta said he wants to keep Brown around as well, but there’s a finite number of resources available and that may lead DeCosta to make some tough choices in the future.

2 responses to “Eric DeCosta: Would be foolish not to try extending Mark Andrews’ contract

  1. I like Andrews and in 2019 it appeared he could be another Gronk down the road, but that isn’t happening. He disappeared in too many games this past season and continues to drop too many passes. I want him resigned but not for crazy big money. He just isn’t worth top tier TE money at this time.

  2. Is DeCosta trying to convince himself or others about how good his players are. Andrews is fifth among TEs for receiving yards and catches (54th among all receivers). Had George Kittle played he would have been behind him too. I guess that means Mike Gesicki (MIA) and T.J. Hockenson (DET) are among the very best too since they’re ahead of Andrews.

    Go ahead, sign all your average players to big extensions. Good luck watching the playoffs from home every year.

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