Derek Wolfe thrilled he no longer has to face Patrick Mahomes twice a year
Derek Wolfe appears to be excited about joining the Baltimore Ravens, but he’s also relieved to be out of the AFC West. While he was thankful for his time with the Denver Broncos, Wolfe is thrilled that he no longer has to face Patrick Mahomes twice a year.
“I mean I’m glad I don’t have to play against (Mahomes) twice a year now,” the new Ravens talent said via Mike Klis of 9News. “Because he was such a huge pain in the ass. You’d get a lead on him and they’d still find a way to come back. They have such a good team all around. I’m excited to be part of another team that’s looking just like that.”
Since Mahomes became the starter for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018, Denver has struggled to stop him. Just this past season, the Chiefs defeated the Broncos twice by a combined score of 53-9. Despite Mahomes getting injured in the first meeting, Denver failed to take advantage of his absence.
Wolfe, who was with the Broncos from 2012-2019, hasn’t been on a team that’s beaten the Chiefs since 2015. Nevertheless, Wolfe is excited to join a Ravens squad that has the firepower to take down the reigning Super Bowl champions.
At the end of the 2019 season, Wolfe finished with a career-high seven sacks, eight tackles for loss, and a forced fumble. Following his stellar season, the Ravens recently signed Wolfe to a one-year, $6 million deal in free agency.
There’s no doubt that Wolfe is going to miss his former teammates and the moments he had with the Broncos. On the other hand, he’s not going to miss the yearly matchups versus Mahomes.