Marshal Yanda Considering Retirement?

The Ravens’ terrific season came to a sudden and surprising end at the hands of the Titans on Saturday night, which leaves Baltimore looking ahead to the 2020 campaign much sooner than it would have liked. And at some point in the near future, the team could be saying goodbye to its longest-tenured player.

Right guard Marshal Yanda, who was named to the eighth Pro Bowl of his career for his typically excellent work in the trenches in 2019, is under contract through the 2020 season. However, many of Yanda’s teammates believe he may have already played the last game of his career, as Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports tweets.

Yanda, 35, did not publicly commit to playing in 2019 until he inked a one-year extension in April of last year, and with a Super Bowl ring and two First Team All-Pro nods to his credit, he may choose to hang up the cleats and move on to the next stage of his life.

La Canfora cautions that Yanda will take his time with the decision, but if he does choose to retire, the Ravens will have a massive hole to fill on their offensive line. Selected by Baltimore in the third round of the 2007 draft, Yanda has quietly put together a potential Hall of Fame career with his toughness and intelligence, and Lamar Jackson and the Ravens’ running backs would surely miss him.

If he does come back next year, Yanda stands to earn $7MM, a pittance relative to his importance to the team.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      The Ravens are just the latest victims of the Cleveland Curse. The 1981 49ers are still the only team to have lost to the Browns in a regular season game and then gone on to win the championship.

    • Jcool90

      Coaching was terrible, our QB had 3 TOs but I dont blame him. I blame john Harbaugh and his staff. Mark Ingram never should’ve started and all. You got Gus the Bus, on 4th and 1 run him. Hes 235 pounds but I knew if we didnt stop Henry my boys was gonna lose. They wanted it more. Lol good team everybody can cry and say this and that. But it’s just a game.

      • crosseyedlemon

        I had no dog in the fight but I was glad to see that the popular notion that an elite QB is worth more than a solid RB was convincingly disproved.

        • iamhector24

          Yes, one game proved that. Also, you’re ring. Anyone who thinks a rb is more important than a qb hasn’t watched the game since George Halas was on the sidelines.

  1. bumpy93

    100% a Hall of Famer IMO. Hopefully he comes back for atleast 1more season. Yanda is so good still that he can be a probowler another 2 times atleast.

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