The Ravens have decided to sign fullback Patrick Ricard to a three-year contract, keeping one of their offensive weapons.
Ricard is a versatile and strong player in the Ravens offense who has made three straight Pro Bowls. Baltimore’s offensive plan may have changed if he had left in free agency.
The contract averages nearly $4 million per year with incentives, making Ricard the second-highest paid fullback in the league behind the San Francisco 49ers’ Kyle Juszczyk, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.
To demonstrate how valuable he has become, Ricard, 28, went from an undrafted defensive lineman from Maine to a Pro Bowl fullback who has now received two contract extensions with Baltimore.
As a 300-pounder who enjoys pancaking his opponents, Ricard’s tenacious run blocking is his trademark.
But what sets him apart from some of his colleagues is his all-around performance. In his 13 games last year, Ricard played in 57% of the Ravens’ offensive snaps.
Ricard has been utilized by offensive coordinator Greg Roman in all of his schemes, occasionally even as an additional offensive tackle to pass block on the edge. Last season, Ricard hauled in eight catches for 63 yards and a touchdown, demonstrating his growth as a sneaky-good receiver.
Despite missing four games last year due to injury, Ricard has a reputation for being tough. In the two seasons before that, he only missed one game.
How Much Does Patrick Ricard Make?
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.