The Baltimore Ravens have one of the league’s best and most versatile cornerbacks in Lardarius Webb, who can shut down just about any wideout in the slot or on the outside. After playing in just six games in 2012 due to a season-ending injury, Webb came back with a vengeance in 2014 and was back to his old self after a bit of a rusty start to the season. His dominant Week 10 performance against the Cincinnati Bengals was a wonder to behold, as he had one of the best games of any CB all year with six passes defended, five tackles, and an interception.
Webb is an integral part of the Ravens defense, and he’s also a leader in the secondary. Per a source close to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, he helped show this by restructuring his deal with the Ravens. The Ravens turned $4 million of his $7.5 million base salary this season into a signing bonus, so his cap hit is now significantly lower. Webb is still getting paid and is currently on the five-year, $50 million deal he signed in the 2012 offseason, but the Ravens have much more cap flexibility this year thanks to the move.
Last season, Webb recorded 74 tackles and 23 passes defended, and he is rightfully regarded as one of the league’s best talents at the position. He’s definitely paid accordingly, as Webb will make $8 million in 2015 and 2016, plus $8.5 million in the final year of his contract in 2017.