Van Noy signed with the Ravens in late September final 12 months and turned in a career-high 9 sacks in 14 video games. He had 30 tackles, 9 extra quarterback hits, two pressured fumbles, and 4 passes defensed.

Van Noy, who turned 33 final week, routinely talked about how his age was only a quantity and the league was sleeping on 30-plus-year-old go rushers. He proved it on the sector and can look to proceed to take action once more, this time with the good thing about a full offseason with a workforce and familiarity with the Ravens’ scheme.

The addition helps Baltimore fill a necessity at outdoors linebacker after the departure of fellow veteran Jadeveon Clowney, who inked a two-year, $20 million take care of the Carolina Panthers after main Baltimore with 9.5 sacks final season. While Clowney was glorious final season, Van Noy was on his heels.

Clowney had a 17.6% go rush win price final season, per Pro Football Focus, Van Noy got here in at 14.7%, twenty ninth greatest amongst qualifying edge defenders. Van Noy had a better win price than the Eagles’ Josh Sweat and Jets’ Haason Reddick, for instance.

Van Noy additionally brings the versatile SAM skillset the place he can drop into protection and play the run, which was particularly wanted after the Ravens parted methods with Tyus Bowser.

The Ravens count on breakout seasons from returning younger go rushers Odafe Oweh and David Ojabo, however now additionally retain a veteran with confirmed excessive manufacturing. Van Noy has registered no less than 5 sacks in 5 straight seasons.

After an almost four-year run in New England the place he received two Super Bowls, Van Noy bounced between 4 totally different groups (Dolphins, Patriots once more, Chargers, Ravens) the previous 4 seasons. Now he’ll have an extended keep in Baltimore after a extremely profitable Year 1.