He would like to bounce back after suffering a torn pectoral muscle that limited him to only 12 games last season.
This time around, he would like to finish the 17-game regular season with the Ravens and possibly compete in the playoffs.
Without question, the Ravens will need his tenacity and talent to fortify their pass defense.
That’s what the one-time All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler brings to the table.
But while waiting for their season opener against the New York Jets on September 11, Humphrey can’t help but react to Russell Wilson‘s latest contract extension.
Walmart money different…! https://t.co/B3V3IFi7sz
— marlonhumphrey.eth (@marlon_humphrey) September 1, 2022
He said, “Walmart money different.”
The former Alabama standout is just keeping it real because the Walton-Penner family of the Walmart fortune purchased the franchise for $4.65 billion.
It’s the highest amount paid for a professional sports team.
Meanwhile, Wilson agreed to a five-year, $245 million extension with the Broncos, making him their quarterback for seven seasons.
The All-Pro quarterback still had two years left in the four-year, $140 deal he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2019.
Therefore, Wilson will be on the Broncos’ roster until 2028, when he is already 40 years old.
While there is no word yet if Wilson will get a no-trade clause, it seems like Denver will be the final NFL team he will play for.
Likewise, a Walmart endorsement deal for Wilson could be in place, given that he will get only $165 million in guaranteed money.
Humphrey Faces Wilson
Barring any injury, Wilson will have the chance to test Humphrey’s defense when the Ravens face the Broncos in Week 13.
By that time, the game will have more significance because both teams could be chasing a playoff spot.
Therefore, both players will find ways to outwit each other.
The heavier burden is on Wilson’s shoulders, though, because he is perceived as the final piece to a talented but underperforming roster.