Baltimore Ravens safety Tony Jefferson, who signed a four-year contract reportedly worth $34 million with $19 million guaranteed in the offseason, is earning rave reviews for his performance from teammates and coaching staff.
“My impressions would be A-plus in every area,” Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said of Jefferson to ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “I see him in the weight room, I see him in the conditioning, and I see him in the meeting room. I see his knowledge of the defense already.”
Jefferson is coming off a standout season with the Arizona Cardinals, with whom he spent the first four seasons of his career. The 25-year-old racked up 96 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in 15 games last season.
Expected to be a major contributor to the Ravens’ secondary, he has developed a strong rapport due to his willingness to learn and all-around ability.
“Above all else, he is just a great kid that wants to be great,” Ravens Pro Bowl safety Eric Weddle said, according to Hensley. “He works extremely hard. He is talented, obviously. He can cover, he can hit, he can run. It is exciting to add a piece like that.”
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