OWINGS MILLS, Md. – The Baltimore Ravens have extended a two-year, $10 million extension by running back Gus Edwards, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Monday.
The Ravens now have one of the NFL’s best backfields – JK Dobbins and Edwards – signed throughout the 2023 season. Baltimore has been hastily leading the league in each of the past two seasons.
Edwards, 26, is one of the NFL’s reserve players. and is one of the most underrated players in the league. After leaving the Rutgers in 2018, he was one of only two players in NFL history to run at least 700 yards and average 5 yards per carry in the first three seasons of his career, according to research by the E Sports Bureau. Lias . The other is Nick Chubb of Cleveland Browns.
Restricted independent agents Edwards is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. Baltimore has submitted a second round of tender for Edwards, which has made $3.384 million this season.
Nicknamed “Gus the Bus,” Edwards was an invaluable downhill runner who complemented Dobbins and was rarely halted at backfield. In three seasons, Edwards gained 89.1% of his yards. His 414 carry was the most played in the NFL at the time.
Asked in March about a possible extension for Edwards, Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta gave him a confidence rating.
“He’s a raven,” said DeCosta. “He played his butt this year.”