The Baltimore Ravens may want to extend Broderick Washington this off-season. He has taken the steps needed to be trusted, the Ravens' defensive line depth is thin, and he will be a free agent at the end of this season, so it would benefit both sides to tie things down long-term before the year starts.
The question that comes from this is how much should Broderick Washington get on the open market?
Projecting a contract extension for Broderick Washington with Baltimore Ravens
Some recent names at his position to get a contract that might set a range for us include Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Mike Purcell, Teari Tart, Shy Tuttle, and Khalen Saunders. Tart re-signed with his team, but the rest hit the market and saw the following contracts.
This gives us a range of one to three years, and $3.8M to $6.5M in average annual salary. The averages gave us three years at $4.5M per year, and nearly $7M in guaranteed money.
Now, we will compare how they look to Broderick Washington statistically. The pressure and run stop rate is using PFF.
Run Stop Rate
This is the exact group of players that Washington should be lumped in with. He is fourth in tackles, tied with a large group in hits and tackles for loss, tied with a large group for sacks, second in pressure rate, and fourth in run stop rate. Essentially, he is right in the middle of every category.
So, it is pretty easy to take that average and think that he could be getting a deal in that range. Shy Tuttle was in the right place at the right time when he got his contract, but you can see that he does have the most tackles.
Still, because the salary is going up, and because Broderick Washington may want to help push the market forward, adding his average salary to the rest of these players may be enough to give us what the Ravens are looking to offer.
Should the Baltimore Ravens give Broderick Washington a three-year extension worth $13.5M with $7M guaranteed? Should Broderick Washington take the deal or hope to make Shy Tuttle money on the open market?