Ravens Sign Ronnie Stanley To $99MM Extension

The Ravens have signed Ronnie Stanley to a five-year, $98.75MM extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The pact includes a whopping $70.9MM in total guarantees and takes the star left tackle through the 2025 season. 

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Stanley fell short of Laremy Tunsil‘s $22MM-per-year watermark, but not by much. The deal still represents a major investment for the Ravens, who have secured one of the league’s best tackles for years to come. Baltimore did have the option of the franchise tag, but it would have saddled them with a massive cap hit for 2021. All in all, Stanley is set to earn $112.86MM between now and the end of the commitment.

Ronnie is the mainstay on our offensive line,” Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta said. “He’s a shutdown left tackle who excels on the field and in our community. This is just the beginning for Ronnie, and we could not be happier for him and his family.”

DeCosta has been working hard to secure Baltimore’s stars for the long haul. Earlier this month, he inked Pro Bowl cornerback Marlon Humphrey to a strikingly similar deal — $98.75MM over five years.

Stanley is undeniably happy about the deal, though Tunsil’s remains the gold standard for tackles by a mile. Tunsil doesn’t just have the higher AAV — he has the ability to cash in all over again during his prime. Stanley arguably sacrificed some upside with his Baltimore re-up, but he has security, and more money than he could spend in ten lifetimes.

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5 comments on “Ravens Sign Ronnie Stanley To $99MM Extension

  1. wagner13

    Another terrific deal for DeCosta and Baltimore. Offensive tackle is the second most important position in football and Stanley has been terrific since he entered the league. The deal is arguably more favorable than Tunsil’s, even though Stanley is the superior player. I really wish Baltimore didn’t have to play in the AFC North, as it makes life tough for the Steelers, but you must give credit where credit’s due

  2. K3vin

    Per Zach “Stanley arguably sacrificed some upside with his Baltimore re-up, but he has security, and more money than he could spend in ten lifetimes.” Ten lifetimes?? There is a journalist that gets the facts.

    • crosseyedlemon

      Ten lifetimes would translate to about 800 or more years. Cost of living increases alone would deplete all his income by then.

  3. bumpy93

    this is an absolutely great deal for the Ravens Eric DeCosta is a master when it comes to drafting and salary cap issues I mean he did learn from the best and Ozzy newsome so Baltimore has to be one of the most well-run sports franchises in all of sports. they do it right, and also take care of their players. Andy reid many years ago when he was still HC of the Eagles that the Eagles are the ” gold standard”. That might have been true when he said it BUT right now it’s been the Ravens, and I don’t see it changing anytime soon

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