A two-year contract extension has been agreed upon between Baltimore and Edwards, which will keep him under the terms of the original deal until 2023.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the contract is worth $10 million over the course of its two years. During his three years with the Baltimore Ravens, Edwards has proven to be an important running back.
He has a career rushing touchdown total of 10, and he averages 5.2 yards per carrying.
Edwards joined the NFL as an undrafted free agency in 2018, and since then, his performance has been incredibly stable: 718 yards in 2018, 711 yards in 2019, and 723 yards in 2020, with a career-high six touchdowns each year.
Edwards has been a starter for Baltimore as well as a backup, and he has contributed a powerful inside running component to the team’s rushing offense during the previous two seasons, during which time it has been the best in the NFL.
In addition to the explosive running abilities possessed by quarterback Lamar Jackson, it is anticipated that J.K. Dobbins and Edwards will create a powerful one-two punch to spearhead Baltimore’s ground game.
Both Dobbins and Edwards are now locked into contracts that will keep them in Baltimore for the next three years, providing the Ravens’ run-first offensive system with a formidable backfield combo for the foreseeable future.
Edwards is not only a willing blocker but also a receiver out of the backfield who has shown significant improvement.
How Much Does Gus Edwards Make?
Gus Edwards makes an average of $4.5 million a year. Edwards will have a base salary of $3,250,000 and a cap hit of $4,500,000 in 2022.