The offer, which runs as a result of the 2022 period, is for $25.8 million and has a max price of $29 million, resources instructed ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday. It will make Young the NFL’s maximum-paid out nickelback.
Extremely blessed and grateful to keep on my vocation as a Baltimore Raven, Thanks to anyone in the @Ravens corporation and teammates Let’s workkkkkkk!!
— Tavon Young (@NLtyoung) February 21, 2019
On Friday, Young recounted his journey from being a two-star large faculty recruit and how he measured as the shortest defensive again at the NFL incorporate in 2016.
“I called my mother and she could not feel it,” mentioned Young, 24, who was coming into the last yr of his rookie offer. “She was like, ‘Are you lying? Are you for real?’ I’m just so content that I can just take treatment of [my mother and father] now.”
The extension arrives just a handful of weeks soon after new Ravens normal manager Eric DeCosta mentioned it would be a precedence to keep the team’s youthful expertise before gamers reach no cost agency.
Team officers targeted Young as a player to safe lengthy-phrase at final month’s personnel meetings, and negotiations took about two weeks to entire.
“This is a significant agreement,” mentor John Harbaugh mentioned. “This is a record-setting quantity. It really is not anything you enter into lightly at all. But the math works since of who the player is.”
Young confirmed toughness in being a important member of the NFL’s fifth-ranked pass protection final period. Inspite of battling a sporting activities hernia for nearly half the period, Young recorded 36 tackles, two sacks, an interception and 5 pass breakups. He did not engage in in Baltimore’s playoff reduction to the Los Angeles Chargers and underwent surgery soon after the period.
A fourth-round pick in 2016, Young stepped up as a playmaker final period. He scored two touchdowns off fumble recoveries, getting one of four gamers to rating multiple defensive touchdowns in 2018. His 62-garden touchdown sealed a 22-10 upset of the Chargers in Week 16.
“I’ve been listed here 23 many years and the fastest way to drop a sport is to engage in badly in the secondary,” DeCosta mentioned. “We have been blessed to have a lot of good corners engage in listed here over the many years and this is a person who compares to all of them.”