Terrell Suggs: Don't Go West Young Man

Anthony LashleyContributor IMay 4, 2009

PITTSBURGH - JANUARY 18:  Terrell Suggs #55 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on dejected after their 23-14 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the AFC Championship game on January 18, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Terrell Suggs wants a massive payday and I'm not talking about the candy bar.

For the past two seasons, the Ravens have been forced to place the franchise tag on star linebacker-defensive end hybrid Suggs. Each year Baltimore management has offered Suggs a contract extension but he has declined each overture, thinking he could be get more money as a free agent.

With this monetary struggle as a backdrop, it has been reported that the San Fransisco 49ers are looking to deal one of their two 2010 first round draft picks in order to acquire a star defensive player to couple with Patrick Willis. San Fransisco 49ers general manager Scot McCloughan supposedly wants Julius Peppers or Suggs to accomplish this goal.

Suggs is wanted more than Peppers since he is much younger. The addition of Suggs also makes sense as San Fransisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary was the Baltimore Ravens line backing coach in Suggs's first two seasons and was an important figure in Suggs's meteoric rise.

McCloughan has denied any negotiations with the Baltimore Ravens and the Carolina Panthers regarding Suggs and Peppers.