Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 10/25/14
First I want to say that I’m happy for Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens for their Super Bowl victory and for both sides coming to terms on a long-term deal. I’m a big fan for players getting paid and receiving the contract that they’ve worked hard for. But I’ve been thinking real hard lately if the Ravens made a big mistake giving Flacco that kind of money and making him the highest paid player ever.I witnessed something special this past playoff season as Joe Flacco was on a mission to win his first Super Bowl and to prove his critics that he’s a top QB in the league. He did just that by taking out the San Francisco 49ers while sending Ray Lewis home a champion again.We all know that when a player is in his contract year he tends to turn up the heat and plays much better to get paid the big bucks. Joe Flacco had that contract on his mind the whole season and playoffs and now we can see it served him well.Sure, what Flacco did was special and it seemed he was destined to take his...
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