As Terrell Suggs and the Ravens try to agree on a long-term contract before Wednesday’s NFL deadline, the Pro Bowl linebacker remains optimistic.
“I think we’ll get a deal done,” Suggs told The SIRIUS Blitz on Tuesday. “Last year, we couldn’t reach one by the deadline, but hopefully [this year] we can.”
Suggs even gave odds, saying there’s a 65 percent chance the deal will be done before the deadline.
The deadline for franchise players to reach long-term deals with their respective teams is 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday. If no deal is reached, Suggs, designated the Ravens’ franchise player for the second consecutive year, would have to play under the $10.2 million tag and can’t sign a new deal until after next season.
Of course, as recently as June 26, Suggs told BaltimoreRavens.com the two sides were “getting close.”
Suggs, who’s 26 and a three-time Pro Bowler, noted during the Sirius interview that he prefers to keep the negotiating out of the media, but he believed he proved what type of player he was last season.
“I still haven’t missed a game in six years,” Suggs said. “I showed I’m one of the more dominant players in the NFL. I’m just trying to get a deal done. But, most importantly, I was more trying to go on a Super Bowl run and get me some hardware.”