Ravens great Marshal Yanda retires after 13 seasons
- A career that will likely see him enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame has been brought to an end by Marshal Yanda.
Baltimore Ravens guard Marshal Yanda has retired from the NFL after 13 seasons.
An eight-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro, Yanda is considered one of the greatest guards of all time.
Yanda, a third-round pick in 2007, won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens at the end of the 2012 season, making him only the third guard to earn at least eight Pro Bowl nods and win the Lombardi Trophy.
In his final year in the league, Yanda helped pave the way for an MVP season for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson as Baltimore finished a league-best 14-2.
He was unable to go out with a second Super Bowl ring, however, as the Ravens lost to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
The 35-year-old's decision leaves a gaping hole on the interior of Baltimore's offensive line.
Last year's fourth-round pick Ben Powers is the in-house candidate to replace Yanda. The Ravens hold the 28th pick in the first round of this year's draft.
Published 10 Mar 2020, 20:20 IST
Forever a Raven.After 13 incredible seasons, Marshal Yanda is calling it a career. pic.twitter.com/rMCIfJZoFm— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 10, 2020