Who would have thought that a former walk-on tight end from Moorpark, California would eventually go on to sign a $32 million contract in the NFL? That’s the story of Dennis Pitta right now.
The former BYU standout, inked his five-year extension today with the Baltimore Ravens. The guaranteed money, which is the biggest storyline from any NFL deal, hasn’t been announced yet but is rumored to be in the $12 to $14 million range. Dolla dolla bills y’all.
Guaranteed should be in the $12-14M range @MikeGarafolo 5 years, $32 million for Dennis Pitta from the Ravens.
— Ross Jones (@RossJonesFOX) February 28, 2014
Heading into the 2013 season, Pitta was a defending Super Bowl Champion and had established himself as one of Joe Flacco’s top targets in critical third down and red zone plays. But then Pitta dislocated his hip and was out for the first three months of the season. It was remarkable that he came back to play the final four games of the season from such a serious injury.
New Ravens Offensive Coordinator, Gary Kubiak (former Texas HC) made it a point when he came to Baltimore that Pitta would be a key part of the Ravens attack. Signing this deal shows the commitment Baltimore has in Pitta.
Happy to see Pitta thriving in the NFL. Always felt he was the best tight end in college football entering the 2010 Draft. Now the money he is earning reflects his status amongst the best tight ends in football. Well deserved.