Linebacker Roquan Smith has signed a five-year contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens.
The NFL Network has learned Network, Tuesday. The 25-year-old will become the highest-earning player at his position in 2023 after signing a deal worth a total of $100 million.
The Ravens acquired Smith from the Bears of Chicago at the latest trade deadline, for veteran A.J. Klein, as well as 2023 second- and fifth-round picks.
In nine games with the Maryland squad, Smith had 86 tackles , two quarterback sacks and an interception.
The eighth overall pick in the 2018 draft was also invited to the Pro Bowl game for the first time in his career in 2022. With the Ravens and the Bears, he managed three thefts and knocked down 169 opponents in 17 games this season.
By agreeing with the native of Georgia, the Baltimore organization settles one of its important files and could use her franchise player tag for quarterback Lamar Jackson, if she doesn't get along with him by the proc hate off season.