/Baltimore Ravens extend Mark Andrews with four-year, $56 million deal – ESPN

Baltimore Ravens extend Mark Andrews with four-year, $56 million deal – ESPN

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Baltimore Ravens signed tight end Mark Andrews to a four-year extension Monday, the team announced.

A source told ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler that the deal is worth $56 million.

At $14 million per season, that makes Andrews the third-highest-paid tight end in the league, trailing only George Kittle ($15 million per season) and Travis Kelce ($14.3 million).

Andrews, who was scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season, will receive $37.6 million in guaranteed money for 63% of the deal, the source told Fowler. He will be paid $26.6 million by March 2022.

The new deal was a timely birthday present for Andrews, who turned 26 on Monday.

“Mark is exactly the type of player we wish to keep as a Raven long term,” Baltimore general manager Eric DeCosta said. “He’s competitive, passionate, talented and a leader. We are so excited to have him in Baltimore for the next five years. Congratulations to Mark and his family — and happy birthday.”

A third-round pick in 2018, Andrews quickly became a favorite target for Lamar Jackson. Andrews’ 17 touchdowns over the past two seasons top all tight ends and rank No. 8 in the NFL overall.

Andrews joined offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and cornerback Marlon Humphrey as Ravens who signed lucrative extensions over the past 11 months.

With Andrews signed, Jackson becomes the next Baltimore player in line for a long-term deal. Jackson is signed through the 2022 season.

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