Arizona Cardinals’ Terrell Suggs (it still feels weird saying it) won’t have to wait long to play his last game in Baltimore.
Almost forgotten about behind Murray Mania, Josh Rosen trade rumors, and Kliff Kingsbury scheme speculation is the Arizona Cardinals signing of soon to be 37-year-old and longtime Baltimore Ravens edge rusher Terrell Suggs.
With Suggs’ deal hinting at retirement with an expiration date in just one-year, and with the Cardinals and Ravens playing in opposite conferences, the edge rushers last game in Baltimore is scheduled for week two (September 15th) of the 2019 NFL Season.
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Although he hasn’t announced when he’ll retire, most figure it’s at the end of the 2019 or 2020 seasons. So it’s fitting that Suggs has the opportunity to finish his career in his home state Arizona and get to play his former team for presumably the first and last time.
After attending Arizona State for three years, Suggs was drafted by the Ravens in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft. He then proceeded to tally 132.5 sacks in 16 seasons of play and racked up a shelf full of awards to the tune of 7 Pro-Bowl appearances, an All-Pro nod, and 2011 Defensive Player of the Year. But most importantly, he was a key member of the 2012 Super-Bowl winning Ravens.
Most thought Suggs would’ve ended his career in Baltimore now, but he’s remained productive and saw an opportunity to come to where it first started; Arizona. Although he’ll be wearing Cardinal Red and instead of black and purple, Suggs will surely get a standing ovation from the city he gave so much to.
Hopefully he’ll leave a few Lamar Jackson sacks as a parting gift too.