Suggs mentioned during his press conference Monday afternoon that he expects to be a “Raven for life,” but it appears as though the only thing guaranteed at this point in time is the first two years of his contract.
Suggs will make $16 million guaranteed over the next two years, so he’s clearly not going anywhere during this time. However, Hensley believes things could change depending on his productivity after the 2015 season.
“If Suggs isn’t worth the $4 million salary after that, the Ravens may decide to cut him after the 2015 or 2016 seasons,” Hensley writes.
In 2012, Suggs suffered a partially torn Achilles and struggled in the second half of the 2013 season. However, he still managed to finish the season with 80 tackles, 10 sacks and a fumble recovery while playing in all 16 games.
Pro Football Focus rated Suggs as the No. 9 outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense this season.
It will be interesting to see if Suggs can continue to perform at a high level over the next season and if rumors begin to surface that could be on the chopping block in 2016.