The NFL’s top tight ends both received big contract extensions. George Kittle received a five-year extension worth $75 million from the 49ers while Chiefs star Travis Kelce received a four-year extension worth $57.25 million. This completely resets the tight end market which is music to Mark Andrews’ ears.
The bar has been set for what a top tight end should receive and Mark Andrews has established himself as just that.
In 2019, Andrews earned Pro Bowl honors. He led the Ravens in every major receiving category with 64 receptions, 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. He ranked seventh, fifth and first in those categories respectively among all tight ends, respectively. With another season of similar production in Baltimore, Mark Andrews should be well on his way to a big extension.
While this is great for Mark Andrews, it’s not exactly great for the Ravens. Andrews is joining a growing list of Ravens stars who’ll receive big contracts in the next three years. This list includes Lamar Jackson, who’ll receive $500+ million and Ronnie Stanley, who’ll receive $20+ million per year. Marlon Humphrey and Matthew Judon will also be paid as top players at their position.
Travis Kelce and George Kittle’s contracts are great for Mark Andrews, who’s quickly breaking out as a top TE in the NFL. However even with the salary cap increasing under the new CBA, it’s going to be hard for the Ravens to retain all their star players.
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