The Ravens wouldn't have won their second Super Bowl title in franchise history if not for the clutch play of receiver Anquan Boldin.
If he becomes a salary cap casualty in the off-season, Boldin, who is due $6 million in 2013, insists that he won't play an 11th season anywhere else.
"For me that's not something that I worry about,” Boldin said to Erik Kuselias of Pro Football Talk. “You go out and let your play speak for itself. You deal with that if you have to, but ... Baltimore is the only place I want to play. It's the last place that I will play. ... I'll retire a Raven. I'm not putting on any other uniform.”
After just four TD catches in the regular season, he led the Ravens -- not speedster Torrey Smith -- with 22 catches for 380 yards and four TDs in the playoffs that culminated with last weekend's 34-31 win vs. the San Francisco 49ers in the Superdome in New Orleans. He had a team-high six catches for 104 yards and 1 TD in that game.
Boldin had his best season since coming to Baltimore in 2010. He had 65 catches for 921 yards, both highs for him, and made spectacular catches in traffic and on crucial third-down plays throughout the playoffs.
The full interview with Boldin will be on NBC Sports Network on DirecTV, channel 220, a 5 p.m. ET
“I won't play in another uniform,” Boldin said. “We have a saying, once a Raven, always a Raven, and I'll always be a Raven.”
The salary cap was $120.6 million this past season and isn't expected to rise much. The Ravens don't have much wiggle room and have made re-signing quarterback Joe Flacco, the Super Bowl MVP who will demand a $100 million deal, their top priority.