Baltimore Ravens Give a 4-Year Extension Worth $56 Million to TE Mark Andrews

Published 09/07/2021, 12:45 PM EDT


Baltimore Ravens on Monday gave the birthday boy Mark Andrews a gift he will never forget. The team announced an extension of four years to his contract worth $56 million.

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This makes Andrews the third highest-paid tight end in the league with $14 million per season, falling a million short of the highest-paid tight end, George Kittle, who earns $15 million per season.

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Mark Andrews, now the third highest-paid tight end in the NFL

“Mark is exactly the type of player we wish to keep as a Raven long term. He’s competitive, passionate, talented and a leader. We are so excited to have him in Baltimore for the next five years. Congratulations to Mark and his family — and happy birthday.” Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta said.

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Now 27 years old, the young player has made some outstanding performances with the likes of the quarterback Lamar Jackson. The duo has put in some of the most glorifying performances over the past couple of seasons.

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Ever since Lamar Jackson took over the spot of the quarterback in 2018, Andrews has caught 132 passes from him, which is 34 more than any other Ravens catcher. Furthermore, the QBR of Lamar with Andrews on the field has been recorded to be 74.0 and 64.0 without him.

Impressive numbers by Andrews

Although his stats look quite astonishing, over the past two seasons, the tight end has managed to score 17 touchdowns. He ranks number 8 in the NFL overall by doing so, and his total of 2105 yards in receiving has made him the fifth such NFL tight end to achieve this in the first three seasons over the past two decades.

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Jan 10, 2021; Nashville, Tennessee, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) runs the ball for a touchdown. In a match against the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter in AFC Wild Card playoff game at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Following the extension of the offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and cornerback Marlon Humphrey, Andrews has been the third such extension of the Ravens over the past 11 months. With Lamar Jackson’s contract expiring in 2022, the Ravens must be preparing for their next long-term investment on the quarterback.

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