The Ravens’ Haloti Ngata has become the NFL’s premium nosetackle and the focal point of a defense that already boasts two future Hall of Fame players.

Now the team has ensured he will continue to wreak havoc in Baltimore for years to come.

According to insider Aaron Wilson, the Ravens signed Ngata to a mega five-year extension on Tuesday.

The financial specifics have yet to be released, though Wilson reports the first two years of the new deal will pay him a total of $40 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid non-quarterback in the league.

The way the contract was structured ensures he’ll get a second chance to cash in down the road.

“Haloti is one of the best players in football,” agent Deryk Gilmore said. “He’s being paid like that.”

As the team’s franchise player, playing on a one-year, $12.5 million tender, the Ravens had a 4 p.m. EST deadline to get a long-term deal done.

The 2006?s draft No. 12 overall selection, Ngata quickly blossomed into a premium defensive lineman, recording 257 tackles, 12 sacks, three forced fumbles, 15 passes defensed, and three interceptions. The latter two stats show just how versatile of a player he is, and why he’s a three-time first-team All-Pro.

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