Ravens Extend FB/DT Patrick Ricard

Patrick Ricard avoids a tackle in the Ravens win over Houston.
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By 105.7 The Fan

By Austin Medina  

The Ravens offense has been executing at an all-time level.

The league’s leader in scoring offense has shown they can play a variety of ways and almost every aspect involves a heaby-dose of fullback Patrick Ricard. The rushing attack ranks 1st in the NFL, averaging 207.8 rush yards per game. 

On Wednesday, the Ravens announced that they have extended Ricard to a two-year, $7.3 million contract and he spoke to reporters.

Patrick Ricard said the significance of his two-year contract extension didn’t set in until he got the signing bonus. pic.twitter.com/qATydT9HDP

— Jonas Shaffer (@jonas_shaffer) December 4, 2019

According to Ian Rapoport, Ricard’s contract can be broken down more simply.

The #Ravens signed FB Pat Ricard to a 2-year contract extension worth $7.3M, source said. Another way to look at it: He’s slated to get a RFA tender worth $3M+ in 2020 & the extension adds one year and $4M+ to that number — $2M of which he gets in a couple months.

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 4, 2019

Ricard has made waves this season as a dual-threat sensation: logging snaps at fullback and defensive tackle.

On the season, Ricard has logged 249 snaps at fullback accounting for 29% of offensive plays. On defense, he has played in 18% of all defensive snaps and is also a key contributor in special teams.

Ricard has proven to be a huge aspect of Greg Roman’s run-heavy system and is leading in Pro Bowl votes in the AFC.

Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson are top two overall vote-getters for Pro Bowl. No #Broncos leading at their position. @SuttonCourtland, @I_CU_boy, @jsimms1119, @ChrisHarrisJr, @Derek_Wolfe95 and @VonMiller among team’s best candidates pic.twitter.com/WecSUi2hqA

— Troy Renck (@TroyRenck) December 4, 2019

Playing at a Pro Bowl level, Ricard looks to continue his dominance this Sunday when the Ravens travel to Buffalo.