Ravens HC John Harbaugh says Terrell Suggs is ‘on a mission’ and ‘headed for the Hall of Fame’
Heading into his 16th season in the league, Baltimore Ravens star outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has shown any slowing down as he’s still playing at an elite level.
The 35-year-old has been a notable standout through the earlier goings of the team workouts as head coach John Harbaugh has been quite impressed by how the Pro Bowler has approached this offseason, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
“I think he’s on a mission and I think he’s headed for the Hall of Fame. I want to see that statement made this year, next year and for as long as he plays,” Harbaugh said.
Suggs has one of the league’s most unique talents throughout his illustrious career that has him on track to land in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio one day after his playing days are over. He has been a premier pass rusher for a significant bulk of that time coming off a stellar 2017 campaign that saw him finish tied for 11th in the league with 11.0 sacks.
This marked the seventh time in his career that has notched double-digit sacks and third time in the last four years. He is currently tied with recently-retired Dwight Freeney for 17th all-time and has the second-most among active players trailing Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers, who has 154.5 career sacks.
What has been most remarkable is that he’s been able to continue to play at an elite level despite having experienced two torn Achilles tendon that could have easily derailed or cut his career short. Instead, he has pushed past it to be put together some of the most productive seasons of his career.
With Suggs in great physical shape along with possessing a great deal of personal motivation, it could lead to another highly productive campaign in 2018.