Anquan Boldin had his most productive regular season as a Baltimore Raven in 2011, catching 65 passes for 921 yards and four touchdowns. It was the most receptions and yards Boldin had put up since leaving the Arizona Cardinals to come to Baltimore following the 2009 season (he caught 7 touchdowns for the Ravens in 2010).
Still, many felt that this would be Boldin’s final season as a Raven, as he would be entering the final season of a 3-year, $25 million extension that he signed upon arriving in Charm City. There are younger, cheaper options on the roster. Tandon Doss’s name was thrown around a lot as a potential replacement for “Q.”
However, as described in detail by our Justin Silberman here, it was during his monster postseason run that Boldin really proved what an integral part of the Ravens offense he is. The chemistry between he and quarterback Joe Flacco was on full display, as Joe and Q hooked up for key play after key play on the road to the franchise’s second Lombardi Trophy.
Ravens fans are now practically foaming at the mouth, begging the front office to extend and restructure the contract of Boldin to allow him to remain in purple and black.
According to the following tweet by Erik Kuselias, Sr. of NBC Sports, Boldin has no plans to play anywhere other than M&T Bank Stadium next year.
With Boldin saying that he will retire if the Ravens cut him, it seems that he is more than open to renegotiating his contract in order to continue catching balls from his newly-minted Super Bowl MVP quarterback.
The 32-year old Boldin still has several years of productive football in him, as he showed over the past month. Still, it looks like he’d have no problem riding off into the sunset as a champion, rather than going to the third team of his career.