It’s a little early for this, but Michael Brockers and the Ravens just screamed “April Fools’!” in the face of football fans.
After initially agreeing on a three-year, $30 million deal, Baltimore decided to rescind their offer to Brockers after finding a potential problem with his ankle during during his physical.
After all this, the #Rams end up with their homegrown talent and Michael Brockers ends up with a nice deal. Per source, he’s getting a three-year deal worth up to $31.5M maximum value — similar to what Baltimore had on the table. And LA gets more firepower up front on D.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2020
The Ravens wanted to make changes to the terms of his contract based on the findings but the two sides couldn’t come to an agreement. After being back on the market for mere minutes, Brockers and the Rams came to terms on a three-year deal worth up to $31.5 million to bring the massive defender back to Los Angeles.
A former first-round pick of the Rams back in 2012, Brockers has appeared in 123 of the possible 128 games in his eight-year career. He’s one of the most reliable players on the defense having not missed a game since the 2016 season. He started every game in 2019 and recorded a career-high 63 total tackles and three sacks.
It’ll be interesting to see if anything changes regarding the signing of former Lions defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson. If no deal has officially been signed, would the Rams consider pulling their offer and using that money elsewhere?
Updated 3/27/20 @ 10:51am PST: Contract details have been released.
Details on the deal that DL Michael Brockers will sign with the #Rams: 3 years, $24M base value with a max value of $31.5M, sources say. In the incentive package, $4.5M is based on playing time and he should earn it if he stays healthy. He hasn’t missed a game since 2017.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 27, 2020