The Ravens defense will have a very different look in 2019, as for the first time in 17 years there will be no more Terrell Suggs running around making plays.
Suggs has told the Ravens he is not coming back to Baltimore, and instead is heading back home to Arizona, Jeremy Bergman of NFL.com reports.
The longtime linebacker, who played high school ball in Arizona and was an All-American at Arizona State, spent the entirety of his 16-year NFL career in Baltimore. Entering his age-37 season, Suggs is returning to where it all began.
Suggs is still producing at a high level despite his age. Since returning from a torn Achilles injury during the 2015 season, Suggs has missed just one game and recorded 26 sacks.
Suggs’ departure is the end of an era in Baltimore. The linebacker was the last remaining defensive starter from the Ravens’ Super Bowl title season in 2012. Suggs is also the latest veteran to leave the team; Baltimore has already cut Eric Weddle and agreed to trade Joe Flacco this offseason.
It will be a different look to the AFC North Champions, as the overhaul in Baltimore continues.