Ravens' history with the franchise tag
Aaron Wilson: Here's a look at the Ravens and the history of the franchise tag, which they may have to use to hold onto Joe Flacco.
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2008 & 2009: Terrell Suggs, outside linebacker( Baltimore Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr. / November 18, 2012 )
Pro Bowl pass rusher signed a six-year, $63 million contract in July 2008 negotiated by the late agent Gary Wichard after twice being designated as the Ravens' franchise player. The deal included $38.1 million in guaranteed money, including a $10.1 million signing bonus.
Suggs went on to be named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year during a 2011 season where he recorded a career-high 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles.