Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Joe Flacco has had his share of critics during his career. He is finishing up the final year of his rookie contract and could become a free agent at the end of the season. Flaccon has long-sought a long-term deal from the Baltimore Ravens and after his performance on Saturday against the Denver Broncos, he has earned it. It’s is doubtful that the Ravens will allow Flacco to hit the free agent market and will likely place the franchise tag on him if they are unable to reach an agreement on a long-term deal. The franchise tag will likely cost the Ravens $14.5 million next season. Flacco can be maddeningly inconsistent at times, but in his last three playoff games, he has been as solid as any signal caller. This year, he has outplayed highly touted rookie QB Andrew Luck. He just beat future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning. He has five touchdowns and no interceptions in two playoff games this year. In last year’s AFC Championship game, Flacco outplayed Tom Brady. The Ravens were...
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