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http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000146312/article/joe-flacco-baltimore-ravens-agree-to-new-contract

Just saw this and thought it was crazy. Flacco is worth good money, but the most money in NFL history? that's crazy. Flacco is good but he isn't THAT good.

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NFL.com's Albert Breer reported that Joe Flacco's deal is for six years and would make him the highest paid player in the NFL -- making it worth more than $120 million.

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Jesus, imagine what we're gonna have to pay Wilson after he wins the next two SB's...

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What the heck are the Ravens thinking? Flacco is not worth that.

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looks like he's never winning another super bowl. WIth Ray Lewis retiring and now that the Ravens have significantly less cap room. Flaccos going to find out just like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, and Aaron Rodgers that getting paid more leaves the front office less money to sign other big team needs.


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Someone calculate on average how much more money Flacco is making than Wilson per year


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That's what happens when you take a team to a Super Bowl title in your contract year. The stars aligned for young Mr. Flacco. Factor in the dearth of quality quarterbacks available this offseason and it's understandable that Baltimore would panic and pay the man whatever it took to keep him there.

And in this particular case, the Ravens probably still have nightmares about what happened to their quarterback situation the last time they let their Super Bowl-winning QB become a free agent.


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Flacco's underrated. He deserves this and then some. Dude just wins, anywhere, any month. He's like Eli, but with an arm and throws spirals.


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Someone calculate on average how much more money Flacco is making than Wilson per year

Flacco is getting $20,100,000 per year on average.
Wilson is getting $549,500 per year on average.
So Flacco is making $19,550,500 more than Russell annually or roughly 36.5x the amount.


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Well deserved. Flacco is a great quarterback and is a huge winner.


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What were the Ravens supposed to do, let him walk and start over? They got stuck and had to pay him.

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Salary cap nonsense escapes me. Someone please explain.


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Don't fret. That record will only last for, oh, say, 3 years.


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What were the Ravens supposed to do, let him walk and start over? They got stuck and had to pay him.


They really were hosed. I think looking back with hindsight 5 years from now, we may well see letting him walk as the thing they should have done, but there is no way they could have done it. Absolutely none.


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kearly wrote:
Don't fret. That record will only last for, oh, say, 3 years.


If in fact it hamstrings the Ravens, will that be a good thing?

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Flacco is clearly not the top QB in the NFL, but what choice did they have?

I don't think it'll hamstring them. The Ravens are a smart team, and smart teams always find ways to manipulate the cap.


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We sound like fans of other teams discussing Wilson, when discussing Flacco. I dont think we get it.


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This is getting out of hand. Every franchise QB (self proclaimed or proven) wants to be the highest paid player in the league, and teams keep bending over. Eventually teams are going to start saying 'no' when one player equates to 30+ percent of their total cap. It's not advantageous at that point to keep that one player.

They may have been between a rock and a hard place, but i think this will prove to be a terrible deal.


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What could they do? Flacco just killed it in the Super Bowl. Just unlucky timing for them.


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He could very well be worth $20 million to that team, its just hard to wrap your head around him being the highest paid player ever.

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Well deserved. Flacco is a great quarterback and is a huge winner.


Best player in the league?

I would of franchised him for 16 million, prove that you're elite with a bulls eye on your back.


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What could they do? Flacco just killed it in the Super Bowl. Just unlucky timing for them.


Crazy as it sounds I would trade him, they are aging anyway and it makes sense to rebuild. I bet Flacco would of landed them a 1st round pick.

Keeping him and having no cap room isn't going to turn out well either.


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Well deserved. Flacco is a great quarterback and is a huge winner.


Best player in the league?

I would of franchised him for 16 million, prove that you're elite with a bulls eye on your back.

He's not the best player in the league. But the Ravens got stuck in a bad situation, because he just won them a Super Bowl IN his contract year. They didn't want him to walk in free agency. I don't blame them, but it's an interesting situation.


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There was also talk that other teams would indeed pay the franchise price for Flacco. If you're Andy Reid and the Chiefs, you already have a roster chalk full of under-30 talent and talent offensively. Add Flacco? KC could win a very poor AFC West.

I think KC was the team those rumors we're talking about.


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AFC west is not so poor with manning


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sturg78 wrote:
AFC west is not so poor with manning


I think the broncos are a little overrated, and the rest of the division is an easy 6 wins


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sturg78 wrote:
AFC west is not so poor with manning


Denver can be had. It wouldn't surprise me if any other AFC West team creeps up and takes the crown next year.

Denver also played the weakest schedule in the NFL, IIRC.


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there's almost no qb that you can afford to pay that much, and build a team around at the same time.

i've always been a big flacco fan. he's got a bit of elusiveness on the scramble, and has always taken a lot of shots downfield (i like that style).

like someone else was sayin' though... 'he's good, but not $20-mil-a-year good'. i'm not sure there's any qb that you would ever want to pay that kind of money.


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Ravens | Joe Flacco will be highest-paid player
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:31:51 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will be the NFL's highest-paid player at $30 million in 2013, but he'll count just $6.8 million on the salary cap.

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Ravens | Joe Flacco will be highest-paid player
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 06:31:51 -0800

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will be the NFL's highest-paid player at $30 million in 2013, but he'll count just $6.8 million on the salary cap.


Saw that this morning. It's like they reversed the numbers since his cap hit is 29 million in 2016. (IIRC)

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Good for him.

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Baltimore paid the man. It’s now up to Joe to prove he’s capable of replicating such a feat again. If he does, the Ravens will have no qualms about his new deal. If he struggles, those dollars start to become an onerous weight both in terms of expectations on the shoulders of Flacco as well as on the Ravens salary cap going forward.

http://www.downattheone.com/NFL/The-120-million-man


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This screams "sign your players before their contract is up" argument. Simply put it's like this, if they had signed him before last year or even during the year, a little bit more than half of this is what they would be paying. Somewhere around 9-11, maybe 12mil per year. This contract is crazy, he is good, but no where near the best in the league and the pressure that will be put on him when he doesn't preform up to his contract could ruin this guys career. Oh well at least it's not us, but we need to re-sign Cam, Sherm and ET, ASAP.


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Flacco should give that money to his recievers. They were playing lights out for him in the playoffs. Most throws were just thrown up and the recievers made great catches


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This screams "sign your players before their contract is up" argument. Simply put it's like this, if they had signed him before last year or even during the year, a little bit more than half of this is what they would be paying. Somewhere around 9-11, maybe 12mil per year. This contract is crazy, he is good, but no where near the best in the league and the pressure that will be put on him when he doesn't preform up to his contract could ruin this guys career. Oh well at least it's not us, but we need to re-sign Cam, Sherm and ET, ASAP.


It's not as if Baltimore didn't try. They offered him a pretty good contract in the off-season that Flacco turned down. Flacco gambled on himself and won.


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not after taxes he isn't


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What were the Ravens supposed to do, let him walk and start over? They got stuck and had to pay him.


I'd let him walk, if he thought he's the best player in the nfl. That's just stupid. He's not even close.


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