Good look to Dewey at Blogimore Ravens, who has the scoop on the Baltimore Ravens franchising linebacker Terrell Suggs. Seems like a good move to make eight million dollars for a season, but looks like he missed out on almost a million more for the team franchising him as a linebacker instead of a defensive end.
Turns out, Suggs could’ve made about $814,000 more on that bright red franchise tag if the team had classified him as a defensive end instead of a linebacker, as the average salaries of the highest paid linemen average out higher than the linebackers.
Suggs will appeal to the players union on the grounds that he played more than 50 percent of his snaps at DE, in an effort to get the higher payday, but the ultimate goal for both sides is to negotiate a long term deal before July.
T-Sizzle, by his own admission, is a Raven at heart. He had a down season last year with only five sacks, but is a critical part of the Ravens aging defense. He absolutely deserves a long term deal, but it will come on the heels of how the team moves on draft day.