Baltimore Ravens’ are set to receive an upgrade to their already solid secondary this season. According to Ravens’ defensive coordinator Don Martindale, corner Tavon Young, who missed 2019 entirely due to injury, is healthy again and “ready to go.”
Ravens made Young the highest-paid nickel-back in the league last year, giving him a three-year, $25.8 million contract extension. He never got the chance to justify this deal, however, as he severely injured his neck during a preseason practice.
But Baltimore should see the return of its investment in 2020.
“He looks healthy on the computer,” said Martindale via Ravens’ official website. “He says he’s healthy. He’s ready to go. Tavon is ready to go, and if he tells me he’s ready to go, I believe in him 100 percent. And he’ll be ready to go, so I’m excited about that.”
Tavon Young struggled to remain healthy as a pro, having also missed 2017 with an ACL injury. When he was healthy, however, Young showed flashes of playmaking ability and ability to be a difference changer on defense.
Since entering the league in 2016 as a fourth-round pick, Young notched 90 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 13 pass deflections, three interceptions, and two defensive touchdowns.