At this point in his career, Pernell McPhee has returned for another season in Baltimore with a singular purpose. It’s not about sacks, playing time, personal accolades or another contract. It’s about winning a Super Bowl.
I’ve just come back to win this championship, that’s all I want to do, McPhee said on The Lounge podcast this week.
We lost to Tennessee for a reason. I think it’s going to light a fire under a lot of guys on the team. If it don’t, they don’t need to be on the team, but I know it will. 2020 is going to be very special.
It was no surprise when the Ravens re-signed McPhee to a one-year deal to fortify the edge of their front seven. Baltimore didn’t draft an outside linebacker and few players know their defensive system better than McPhee.
The veteran had 19 tackles and three sacks last season starting the first seven games before suffering a season-ending torn triceps. McPhee is one of the team’s most respected and liked players, credibility built from his first four NFL seasons with the Ravens which included the Super Bowl season of 2012.