Ravens Sign Justin Madubuike to Four-Year Contract Extension

Ravens Sign Justin Madubuike to Four-Year Contract Extension

The Ravens made an announcement on Friday regarding a four-year contract extension for defensive tackle Justin Madubuike. Multiple reports suggest that the deal is valued at $98 million, with $75.5 million in total guarantees and $53.5 million upon signing. If accurate, this would make Madubuike the second-highest paid defensive tackle behind Aaron Donald, with an annual average of $24.5 million. General Manager Eric DeCosta expressed his satisfaction with the extension, highlighting Madubuike’s importance to the team and their defense. The Ravens had previously used the franchise tag on Madubuike, who was ranked fifth on PFT’s top 100 free agents.

In 2023, Madubuike had a standout season, starting all 17 games and achieving personal bests in various statistics such as tackles, sacks, tackles for loss, quarterback hits, and forced fumbles. This impressive performance led to Madubuike earning his first Pro Bowl appearance and being named second-team All-Pro. His 13 sacks were the most among Ravens players and all NFL defensive tackles that season. Additionally, he tied the NFL single-season record by recording at least a half sack in 11 consecutive games.

Madubuike was selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2020 draft from Texas A&M.

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