DE Calais Campbell will continue to play for the Baltimore Ravens.
If quarterback Lamar Jackson's contract extension was, and still is, a priority for the Ravens' offense to perform at its best, defensive lineman Campbell's was vital to Baltimore's defense.
YESSSSSSIRRRR!— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 9, 2022
MOOD 😈😈😈 pic.twitter.com/FWU1mX05Tz
Calais Campbell reached a two-year deal with the Ravens worth between $12.5 million and $16.5 million, depending on incentives, confirmed CBS Sports' Josina Anderson and ESPN's Adam Schefter. In fact, Ian Rapoport broke down the incentives the veteran could be eligible for depending on his participation and the statistics he accumulates.
In each of the two seasons there are 2 million incentives: if he participates in 60% of playing time, $500K; with 70% of playing time, $500K; if he reaches 5 catches, $500K; and if he reaches 8 sacks, another $500K.
There are $2M in incentives available each year:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 9, 2022
— 60% playtime incentive for $500K
— 70% playtime incentive for $500K
— 5 sacks for $500K
— 8 sacks another 500K https://t.co/kTp9IxpwML
Campbell, 35, came to Baltimore in a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2020 and came to the NFL in 2008 as a second-round draft pick by the Arizona Cardinals, where he spent the first nine seasons of his career.
It will be Campbell's 15th season in the NFL after contemplating retirement from professional football for a time. With 6 Pro Bowl selections, a one-time first team All Pro pick, 2017 Defensive Player of the Year, 2019 Man of the Year, Campbell has a Super Bowl win to look forward to.
The veteran, who accumulates 93.5 career quarterback catches with 223 hits on opposing quarterbacks, is a force on the defensive line, as well as a leader and motivator inside the locker room.