Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed is making fans crazy. During an interview on Sirius XM Radio, Reed told Adam Schein and Rich Gannon that he is not 100% committed to playing this season. Schein broke the news on Twitter.
When was asked if the Ravens knew he’s not 100% committed, he said, “I’m sure they will after this interview.”
The future Hall of Famer is entering the final year of his six-year, $44.4 million contract. It is rumored that this may be a ploy to get a new contract…after all the Ravens recently signed CB Lardarius Webb to a six-year, $50 million contract extension.
This is nothing new to Ravens fans; we’ve heard this song and dance every year since 2008. In the past three seasons, Reed only played one full season. He’s had his share of injuries and there is no way to tell how much gas is left in the tank. In March he said he could see himself playing for four or five more seasons and now he hints that he may be done.
After recently losing LB Terrell Suggs for a good portion of the season due to an Achilles tendon injury, now is not the time to play the boy who cried wolf. Reed is becoming the Brett Favre of Baltimore. Even though most fans believe that he will not retire before the start of the season, it still puts them on high alert and makes them wonder what will happen if he actually follows through with it.
Dear Ed Reed,
Please stop hinting that you may retire, if you’re going to do it, just do it already. It is only fair that you give the Ravens ample time to fill your roster spot; you have big shoes to fill. You are a fan favorite; don’t make us angry, you wouldn’t like us when we’re angry. Just do your job and we’ll do ours’, we like yelling “REEEEEEEEEED!”
Your Adoring Fans
Only time will tell how this end and we can only hope that we will see #20 on the field this season.