Ravens Make Joe Flacco Highest-Paid NFL Player
Move aside Drew Brees—there’s a new highest-paid player in the NFL (well, until Aaron Rodgers signs his next contract).
According to Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun, the Ravens and Super MVP Joe Flacco agreed to terms on a six-year deal worth over $120 million. ESPN’s Adam Schefter has since then reported that the contract is worth $120.6 million. This now makes Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history.
The money is well deserved for Flacco, who threw 11 touchdowns and no interceptions in the playoffs en route to a Super Bowl victory in his contract year. It was expected that, with the kind of leverage Flacco brought to negotiations, that he’d receive a hefty contract.
The big question in Baltimore now is whether or not Flacco will be worth the money. With his postseason performance, it’s easy to think that the Ravens will be a contender in 2013. However, no Super Bowl champion has even won a playoff game since the 2005 Patriots.
But I doubt Ravens fans are thinking about that.