The Baltimore Ravens gave Lardarius Webb a six-year deal worth $50 million before the start of the 2012 season. Since then, Webb tore his ACL and the Ravens won the Super Bowl without him. He play since recovering has been solid, but his contract still lingers.
It’s unfortunate that Webb got injured, but the Ravens survived it last season. That is a testament to the team’s resilience despite losing the best corner on the team overall in the past three seasons. But when you look at this season, Webb has been inconsistent to say the least. According to Profootballfocus.com, opposing quarterbacks have a 101.1 passer rating against him in the first nine games of the regular season, and he is ranked 72nd in yards per cover snap, allowing 1.83.
Not all of that is Webb’s fault, however. Some of the blame could go to the coaching staff by not allowing him to play where he is most comfortable, which is at nickel. When healthy, Webb is one of the more underrated corners in the game. But right now, he is as unpredictable as you can get when you consider the defensive schemes he is being used in on the Ravens’ defense.
But if Webb isn’t able to get back to the level he was playing at prior to the 2012 season, the Ravens might regret giving him the huge $50 million contract.
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