Eight-times Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda won’t be there when Baltimore Ravens try to make another run for Super Bowl in 2020. Raven announced on Tuesday that Yanda decided to retire after 13 years in the league.
Yanda spent his entire career with the Ravens, who took him in the third round of 2007 NFL Draft. The 35-year-old guard thought about retiring ahead of 2019 season but opted to return for one more year. He ended up playing 15 games and managed to collect Second-team All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors.
Marshal Yanda has been a starter for most of his career in NFL, collecting 166 starts in 177 games he played. Yanda helped the Ravens won a Super Bowl in 2012, and had six consecutive Pro Bowl appearances between 2011 and 2016 while adding two more in the past two seasons. He also has two First-team All-Pro and five Second-team All-Pro selections.
Yanda’s retirement will have an impact on Ravens’ offseason as the team will now have to reassess their priorities in free agency and draft. Baltimore could also opt for an in-house solution, and give a chance to Ben Powers.
Powers, who spent his college career at Oklahoma, was Baltimore’s fourth-round pick in 2019. He played one game last season.