Ravens Hope To Re-Up Mark Andrews

The Ravens aren’t just focused on a new deal for Lamar Jackson. The Ravens also hope to extend Mark Andrews‘ contract this offseason, GM Eric DeCosta says (Twitter link via Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic). 

Mark Andrews, in my opinion, is one of the best TEs in the NFL. We’d be foolish to not try and keep him,” DeCosta said. “Those discussions will start up at some point.”

Andrews, 25, turned in a solid encore to his 2019 Pro Bowl season. In 2020, he reeled in 58 grabs for 701 yards and seven touchdowns. Over the course of three pro years, he’s got 156 catches, 2,105 yards, and 20 TDs to his credit. As one of the Ravens’ 2018 third-round picks, he’ll be extension eligible for the first time. The same goes for fellow ’18 third-rounder Orlando Brown, though DeCosta acknowledged that the tackle might not get a re-up due to their cap situation.

Morgan Cox, who has served as the Ravens’ long snapper for eleven years, will also be a victim of the numbers crunch. The four-time Pro Bowler tells Zrebiec that he will not be re-signed after his contract lapses in March.

Obviously, I’m certainly disappointed that I won’t be back with the Ravens next year,” Cox said. “I take a lot of pride in what we’ve accomplished there. All of that to say, rather than be frustrated or disappointed on this end, which would be easy to fall into, I’m really just thankful that it happened. I am sad that it’s over, but I’m also eternally happy that it happened.”

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7 comments on “Ravens Hope To Re-Up Mark Andrews

  1. bestno5

    Wow, cap situation must be worse than I thought if they cannot afford to resign a long snapper. Maybe Mekari can do double duty as he showed in the playoff game that he had the skills to snap the ball really deep.

  2. Patrick N.

    When your cap situation is so bad you can’t commit to your starting LT or even a reliable long snapper, you’ve got some self reflection to do.

    • thestripedtaco

      They have an All-Pro LT coming off of injury….
      Ravens are one of the teams under the current salary cap…
      Long snapper comment I will give you but they have been grooming a replacement all year…

  3. I Beg To Differ

    When Texans trade Watson they should use the money from his contract to bring in Robinson, Andrews, and Gus Edwards

    Robinson 3 year 60 mill (20 AAV)
    Andrews 5 year 60 mill (12 AAV)
    Edwards 4 year 32 mill (8 mill)

    Use the draft to build the line and defense.

    You’re either getting the #2 or #3 depending where you trade him (Jets or Dolphins).

    Trade back and acquire more draft assets to build the team up like Colts and Dolphins have done in recent years.

    Trade back from 2 or 3 into the teens and trade back into the 20s and target Mac Jones or Kyle Trask or the kid fro NDSU. Id go with Mac Jones.

    Build the oline. Bring in Brain Daboll to work with your new young qb. Give him weapons early in Robinson, Cooks, Andrews, Edwards, Johnson for year 2.

    • OhthePossibilities

      Andrews isn’t a FA and Edwards is an RFA who will likely get a 2nd Round tender

      • I Beg To Differ

        Youre right. I misread his contract status on sportsrac. He’s a free agent after 2021 not for 2021.

        Far as gus edwards.

        Judon, Skura, and Ngaokue are free agents. They have a lot of DL depth as free agents.

        I dont see them offering edwards a contract worth 3.5- 4 mill when they have a lot of free agents and holes to fill where they could put the money elsewhere. Especially given Dobbins and Jacksons running ability.

        They could tender him and trade him for a conditional pick but they can always spend a mid round pick on another running back who’d be cheaper for the next 4 years to back up Dobbins.

        • OhthePossibilities

          They’re almost definitely offering Edwards a contract. They don’t treat the RB room like 1, 2, 3… remember, this is a team that runs far more than your avg current day NFL team… he and Dobbins are more 1A and 1B. Reason being: their different running styles. Dobbins is a more elusive back vs Edwards who is more of a power, downhill runner. On top of that, they already released Mark Ingram, leaving Dobbins, Edwards and Justice Hill as the 3 guys in the room with league experience. Hill is more redundant with Dobbins, so there’s not a guy in there currently who can replicate Edwards’ work. Add in that Harbaugh generally is slow to play rookies (check out Dobbins early season workload), and there’s just not a likelihood of them dropping Gus for nothing.

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