Eight-time Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda is retiring after 13 years of service in the NFL. He spent all 13 seasons of his career with the Baltimore Ravens. Yanda was a key piece in the Ravens offensive line for years, even winning a Super Bowl with the team in 2013.
ESPN’s Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.
Ravens Pro Bowl guard Marshal Yanda has decided to retire and will make an announcement this week, a league source said. Yanda, 35, is one of three guards in NFL history to earn at least eight Pro Bowls as a guard and win a Super Bowl.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) March 10, 2020
According to Hensley, he is in rarified air at the guard position, as he is one of only three to earn at least eight Pro Bowl selections and win a Lombardi trophy.
Last season may have been one of Yanda’s best, as he and the Baltimore Ravens had one of the most potent rushing attacks in NFL history. Baltimore, behind Lamar Jackson, Mark Ingram and that offensive line, had 206 rushing yards per game in 2019. That led to the Ravens having the best record in the NFL.
Yanda is expected to make an official announcement later in the week. The team will absolutely miss his production on the field, and this retirement may even change their draft strategy. They pick in the 28th slot when the draft begins on April 23.
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