Safeties: Eric Weddle, Tony Jefferson, Bernard Pollard
No, Ed Reed didn’t make the safeties list here because he wasn’t his usual self in the 2010s. Instead, we give the nod to these dudes.
Eric Weddle embraced the mentality it took to “Play like a Raven” and was terrific in his three years with the team. Weddle was a ball hawk for the team (10 interceptions) and was a reliable tackler in the open field. Weddle was also a great teammate and a strong leader. Perhaps he ends up signing a one day contract with Baltimore to retire as a Raven.
Tony Jefferson never lived up to his contract, but he was still a stud player. Jefferson was a stud as a classic “box safety” for the Ravens. He was stout against the run and could play all throughout the defense. An ACL tear took away the majority of his 2019 season before later being released by the team. He nonetheless was a high-character leader for Baltimore.
Bernard Pollard has become taboo in Baltimore, Maryland because of his open dislike of Lamar Jackson. During his time with the Ravens, however, he was beloved for his big hits and punishing mentality. We’ll remember Pollard for his huge hit against on Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots during the 2012 AFC Championship game.