Ravens re-signing Pernell McPhee to 1-year deal
The Baltimore Ravens are seen as one of the most exciting, young and up-and-coming teams in the NFL. However, it’s pretty clear that they are ready to compete right now as well. That much was evident by their 14-2 record in 2019.
With that in mind, having some veterans to help lead the way is extremely important. And they are making sure that happens with some familiar faces.
On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that the Ravens have agreed to a one-year deal to bring back outside linebacker Pernell McPhee.
The #Ravens have re-signed OLB Pernell McPhee to one-year deal, another veteran who can contribute right away while the rookies learn.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 5, 2020
McPhee was originally drafted by the Ravens back 2011. In his first stint with Baltimore, the linebacker spent four seasons and set a career high with 7.5 sacks in 2014.
After that, McPhee went back to Baltimore in 2019. While there, he was largely a depth player, appearing in just seven games. He did manage three sacks in that time. He was placed on Injured Reserve in October after suffering a tricep injury.
The outside linebacker still brings a lot to the table heading into his age-32 season. So a one-year deal benefits both sides.
This contract gives McPhee a chance to re-establish himself and maybe go after one more solid contract. Meanwhile, he gives the Ravens veteran leadership that can help steer the younger players in the right direction.
Of course, it could benefit both sides very nicely if Baltimore goes on to win the Super Bowl.
The Ravens and McPhee would get a ring and McPhee could potentially ride off into the sunset on a high note.