Ravens, Mark Andrews agree to four-year extension

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The Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson still have not worked out a new deal. The Ravens and tight end Mark Andrews have.

Per multiple reports, the Ravens and Andrews agreed to terms on a four-year extension.

Andrews was due to make $3.384 million in 2021, the final year of his rookie deal. The four-year, $56 million extension makes it a five-year, $11.87 million deal.

We’ll post the full breakdown as soon as we get our hands on it.

A 2019 Pro Bowler, Andrews has 156 receptions for 2,105 yards and 20 touchdowns in three seasons with the Ravens. He has been one of Jackson’s most reliable targets.

It remains to be seen whether the Ravens and Jackson work out a deal before Week One. He’s under contract for two more years, thanks to the fifth-year option that applies to first-round picks. If he’d been selected one spot later, he’d be entering the final season of his rookie contract.

13 responses to “Ravens, Mark Andrews agree to four-year extension

  1. He’s a great Role model for people with type 1 diabetes. He deserves it he plays like a Raven

  2. I like Andrews. Solid, meat and potatoes kind of TE who can block and catch the ball. As for being paid now as the #3 TE in football, that’s way off the mark. He is prone to dropping balls and isn’t anywhere close to Kittle and Kelce in terms of dynamic ability. But given the glaring deficiencies of his QB, you could argue that Andrews is as valuable as any other TE because he’s absolutely essential for the Ravens to have any offense. He’s Lamar’s safety net and without him, their passing would be truly anemic. It’s bad enough given Lamar can’t throw downfield or outside the numbers, but the check downs to Andrews work well enough to keep defenses honest.

  3. Ravens had better hire a salary cap whiz ASAP. Andrews making $14mm plus Lamar at any reasonable market extension, call it $30-35mm per year, means they could be spending $50mm and 25% of their cap on 2 players. And because Lamar needs so much help in order to be effective (O linemen, TEs, WRs), I don’t really see how this works. Either they have to start saving money on defense, or they can’t afford to pay for the weapons Lamar needs in order for his running back style of QB to be successful.
    The Chiefs have a similar issue unfolding, but Mahomes is 100x the QB Lamar is and can carry an offense by himself. He just needs an adequate O line and then he can make average WRs or TEs very effective. Lamar cannot do the same. So the Ravens are going down a risky road.

  4. betterlookingthanbatman3 says:
    September 6, 2021 at 8:15 pm
    He’s a great Role model for people with type 1 diabetes. He deserves it he plays like a Raven
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    Yes sir! He’s a type 1 warrior and a great role model for my daughter who also has type 1. Not a ravens fan but a fan of Andrew’s for sure.

  5. touchback6 says:
    September 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm
    Desperation reigns supreme.

    Who will be his qb next year?

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    Lamar Jackson

  6. Good TE. Can do everything. He’s like a poor mans Gronk. Well worth the investment if he can keep the numbers up.

  7. touchback6 says:
    September 6, 2021 at 8:41 pm
    Desperation reigns supreme.

    Who will be his qb next year?

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    Probably some retread like Jarrett Stidham

  8. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    September 7, 2021 at 11:25 am
    The Ravens still run a high school offense that gets shutdown in the playoffs.

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    LOL. At least they get to the playoffs.

    Not every team can say that including yours that is missing Brady something fierce right now.

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