Ravens Sign Lardarius Webb to Six Year Deal
Lardarius Webb won’t be going anywhere.
Webb, the Ravens cornerback who became a restricted free agent last month, has agreed to a six-year contract to remain in Baltimore, the team announced today.
The deal has a total value of $50 million, a $10 million signing bonus and more than $20 million guaranteed, NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora reports.
The 26-year-old Webb became a starter in Baltimore in 2011 after two years as a backup and had an excellent season. The Ravens expect him to have many more excellent seasons ahead. (Pro Football Talk)
Excellent move by the Ravens to lock up Webb, who I truly believe will be one of the best cornerbacks in the league in the next couple years. Really excited to see the duo of Webb and Jimmy Smith shut down receivers for years to come. Remember when the Ravens had ZERO cornerbacks? With the NFL rapidly becoming a pass happy league it's almost a no-brainer to stack up on cornerbacks and Baltimore now has one of the deepest cornerback groups in the league.
I was flying to Florida last week for work (not IHJJR but my real job) and who do I see in first class? None other than Lardarius. I shook his hand as I walked to my seat back with the common folk. Then as I waited for my crap at baggage claim I approached him and quickly told him how much he means to Baltimore. So basically you guys can thank me for Webby resigning with the purple & black!
This move should give the Ravens some salary cap space to sign a veteran or two before the draft. Look for our initial Ravens Draft Preview tomorrow here on IHJJR!