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Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:48 pm

Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:10 pm
  • Jesus, imagine what we're gonna have to pay Wilson after he wins the next two SB's...
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:20 pm
  • What the heck are the Ravens thinking? Flacco is not worth that.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:37 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:48 pm
  • Someone calculate on average how much more money Flacco is making than Wilson per year
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:21 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:30 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:32 pm
  • therealjohncarlson wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:49 pm
  • Well deserved. Flacco is a great quarterback and is a huge winner.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:56 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:06 pm
  • Salary cap nonsense escapes me. Someone please explain.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:47 am
  • Don't fret. That record will only last for, oh, say, 3 years.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:41 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:21 am
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:00 am
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:47 am
  • We sound like fans of other teams discussing Wilson, when discussing Flacco. I dont think we get it.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:56 am
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:05 am
  • What could they do? Flacco just killed it in the Super Bowl. Just unlucky timing for them.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:23 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:37 pm
  • Decimation wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:39 pm
  • sturg78 wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:41 pm
  • WestcoastSteve wrote:
    Decimation wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:55 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:29 pm
  • AFC west is not so poor with manning
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:42 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:12 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:09 am
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:37 am
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:46 am
  • AbsolutNET wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:40 am
  • Good for him.
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:11 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:17 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:19 pm
  • 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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:23 am
  • McG wrote: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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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:02 pm
  • not after taxes he isn't
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Re: Flacco Highest paid in NFL
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:42 pm
  • AbsolutNET wrote: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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