One of the biggest stories of the Ravens offseason were the contract negotiations of Haloti Ngata. The Ravens defensive tackle holds the team’s franchise tag this season and was frequently referred to by local and national media as a reason that Baltimore was unable to make a large free agent splash. After week one, fans aren’t so worried about that anymore.
Ngata proved his worth once again with a dominant performance against the Ravens rival the Pittsburgh Steelers. In Baltimore’s 35-7 win, Ngata came up with two fumbles and tipped a pass that resulted in an interception. (It’s crazy to think that those turnovers were less than half of the defense’s total on the day!)
Ngata is a force on the Ravens defense. Not only can he cause chaos to quarterbacks and running backs, but he also has the speed to catch guys in the middle of the field. His size to speed ratio makes no sense, but it’s perfect for the Ravens d.
After the game, Ngata told Aaron Wilson that his contract status remains the same. He said that he lets his agents handle the deal, “hopefully it will get done,” he said.