Entering his 10th season, Ngata's current production might not be aligned with that massive figure, leading to questions about his future in Charm City.
It's not a surprise that the Ravens want to renegotiate their starting defensive lineman's contract. They attempted to do so the past couple of offseasons, but were told no thanks.
Ngata has been a cornerstone of the Ravens' success, but his four-game suspension to close the regular season cast a shadow on his future. General manager Ozzie Newsome, unlike some GMs, has been known to hang onto his top defensive talent. An extension that gives Ngata a big bonus while lowering his cap figure and keeps him in purple till his career ends seems to make sense for both sides.
However, if the sides can't agree and Baltimore decides to cut the five-time All-Pro player, it will be another reminder that in the NFL, it's always about business.