Under the extension, Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marlon Humphrey (44) will be under contract with the franchise through the 2026 season. File Photo by Jim Bryant/UPI | License Photo
Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Baltimore Ravens have signed All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey to a multiyear contract extension that will keep him with the franchise through the 2026 season.
League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Humphrey agreed to a five-year, $98.75 million extension with the Ravens. His average salary of $19.75 million per season ranks behind only Los Angeles Rams star cornerback Jalen Ramsey ($20 million per season).
The team announced the deal in a press conference Thursday but didn't disclose financial details of the pact.
"It was great to sign that deal and know that for the next couple years you're going to be a Raven," Humphrey said Thursday. "... Since I've been here, I've really enjoyed this organization, this city, these fans [and] the people around me. So it was really big for me to stay a Raven."
Humphrey's father, who played five NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins in the early 1990s, worked with Marlon's agent on the contract. According to ESPN, Humphrey will receive $40 million guaranteed in the deal.
"For me, being the highest paid was never really a factor," Humphrey said. "The biggest thing for me was staying a Raven. I remember when I first got here, me and Chris Moore used to joke around saying, 'Ravens for life.' It's a very good feeling to actually be one."
The 24-year-old Humphrey has been one of the Ravens' top defensive players since entering the league as a first-round draft pick in 2017. The Pro Bowl cornerback has 150 total tackles, eight interceptions, 44 passes defensed, four forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 49 career games.
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (R) greets Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson after defeating the Ravens 34-20
at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Monday. Photo by David Tulis/UPI | License Photo