The Baltimore Ravens are headed back to the playoffs once again after they clinched a spot.
They can finish with an 11-6 record if they defeat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Ohio, so there is a lot to play for at the moment.
However, the Ravens are making important moves apart from their football roster.
The Ravens’ new 15-year lease for M&T Bank Stadium was approved by the Maryland Board of Public Works, per @Reporterroblang.
The lease renewal is through 2037 and can extend up to 2047 with two 5-year renewal options.
Team's current lease was set to expire at the end of 2027.
— Jamison Hensley (@jamisonhensley) January 4, 2023
The Ravens have a new 15-year lease for M&T Bank Stadium, and the renewal is through 2037.
As Jamison Hensley points out, this deal can go up until 2047 since it has two 5-year renewal options.
With the lease expiring at the end of the 2027 season, this is a positive development for the Ravens and their fans, and they won’t need to worry about a new stadium or relocation for the next couple of decades.
After the news came out, fans quickly responded asking for the team to pay superstar quarterback Lamar Jackson, who has been dealing with contract rumors for the past couple of seasons.
Now for the Ravens to Renew Lamar's contract https://t.co/ucNn4Orpuf
— Raphael➡️DREAMCON (10-5) (@parker1997_) January 4, 2023
The Ravens have at least locked in the guarantee of remaining in Baltimore for the next 20 years, so that is good news, especially with so many rumors of relocations across the league.
Now, they can shift their focus to signing Lamar to a big-money deal if they want to, or else he will walk away this offseason and the Ravens will be on the QB market once again.
Nonetheless, Baltimore is focused on the playoff push this year, and with a win on Sunday against the Bengals, they could lock in the No. 5 seed in the AFC.