Ravens LB Terrell Suggs reiterates desire to play on, stay in Baltimore
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Terrell Suggs is no spring chicken. He’s already 35, which is right about the age where players in his position drop off permanently.
But Suggs doesn’t see it that way. He believes he’s still got a few years of top quality football left in him and wants to continue being one of the key leaders on the team along with quarterback Joe Flacco.
“To be totally honest with you, I don’t see my peak in my near future,” Suggs said, per Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun. “The answer to your question is yes. We’re definitely going to be two major, key parts of the leadership on this team. We also have other leaders, but from an offensive and defensive standpoint, absolutely. We take that very seriously. We take pride in that. We’re looking forward to doing some special things this year.”
Suggs also made it clear that despite being in the final year of his deal in Baltimore, he “don’t plan on going nowhere” and expects to play a few more years with the Ravens.
Suggs has definitely proven he is still an integral part of the Ravens defense. He played all 16 games last season and finished with a team-high 11 sacks last year, which saw him make his first Pro Bowl since 2013.
As long as he continues to produce at that surprisingly high level in his mid-30s, the Ravens should be all too happy to grant his wish and stay in Baltimore for the foreseeable future.