Another day, another franchise tag, and another second straight one at that. Today it’s Terrell Suggs, who Baltimore franchised for the second year in a row. That guarantees Suggs a little more than $10 million in ’09. Here are some thoughts on Suggs; you can see how he compares to the other franchise players this year in the continuously updated relativity post on the subject.
OLB/Rush DE Terrell Suggs, Ravens – The Ravens enter free agency this offseason in a pickle. Three of their starting linebackers – Suggs, Ray Lewis, and Bart Scott – are entering the market. But Suggs’ skill set is the most irreplaceable. He is a strong pass rusher who fits perfectly in the Ravens’ 3-4 system. Suggs doesn’t get the hype of Demarcus Ware or Shawne Merriman, but he is nonetheless in their class as a rush specialist. The Ravens couldn’t afford to let him go, no matter the franchise price tag.