Baltimore has signed fullback Patrick Ricard to a three-year contract, keeping one of its offensive hammers in the fold.
Ricard, a versatile and muscular presence in the Ravens’ offense, has been selected to the Pro Bowl three years in a row. The Ravens’ offensive philosophy may have needed to change as a result of his free agency departure.
Reports from The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec indicate that with incentives included, Ricard’s average annual compensation under the contract will be over $4 million. This would make him the highest-paid fullback in the league, behind only Kyle Juszczyk of the San Francisco 49ers (a former Raven).
Originally an undrafted defensive lineman out of Maine, Ricard’s meteoric rise to Pro Bowl fullback and two contract extensions with Baltimore speak to his rising value to the team. He is currently 28 years old.
Ricard’s reputation rests on his dogged run blocking, as the 300-pounder relishes the opportunity to pancake his opponents.
His all-around skill, though, sets him apart from some of his colleagues. In 13 games played, Ricard participated in 57% of the offensive snaps for the Ravens last year.
Greg Roman, the team’s offensive coordinator, has inserted Ricard into a wide variety of formations, including as an additional offensive tackle to block passes on the edge.
Last year, Ricard caught eight passes for 63 yards and a score, showing that he has developed into a capable receiver.
Patrick Ricard Contract
Patrick Ricard agreed to a three-year, $11,250,000 contract with the Baltimore Ravens. The deal included a $3,465,000 signing bonus and $4,500,000 in guaranteed money.
Patrick Ricard Salary and Net Worth
Patrick Ricard earns an average of $3,750,000 per year. Ricard will receive a basic salary of $1,035,000, a signing bonus of $3,465,000, and a cap hit of $2,190,000 in 2022.
Patrick Ricard is believed to have an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars