Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. He played in more games in 2011 than he did in the previous two years combined and posted a career high 31 tackles.
I was surprised to see just how big of a role he played this season on defense because I’ve always thought of Ayanbadejo as only a special teams player.
Ayanbadejo enters this offseason as a free agent and he tweeted on Wednesday that the Ravens should expect “no discounts.” He added that it wouldn’t take much to keep him in Baltimore and said that he just wants to “be treated fairly.”
When asked directly if he would take less money to stay with the Ravens, Ayanbadejo responded “Nah.”
You’d think a guy that close to going to a Super Bowl would want to stay or at least tell the fans he’d try to remain a Raven.
Both Matt Lund and Dave Gilmore write that the Ravens should hold on to Ayanbadejo in their Keep Or Dump column. I’m not saying I disagree, I’m just surprised by his comments.