In his effort to get a lucrative new contract from the Baltimore Ravens, Joe Flacco might not need to do anything more than let his performance speak for itself
Or, he could have coach John Harbaugh talk on his behalf.
After Flacco ripped apart the Cincinnati Bengals defense for 299 yards and two touchdowns in a 44-13 rout Monday night, Harbaugh felt compelled to weigh in on negotiations between the team and his quarterback.
''Pay him whatever he asks for,'' Harbaugh said. ''Pay the man.''
Flacco is in the final season of a five-year, $12 million deal he signed as a rookie. He's the first quarterback in NFL history to reach the playoffs in each of his first four seasons, and given his performance against the Bengals, there's no reason to believe Flacco won't five postseasons in a row.
The guy is better than good.
''Scary good. That's probably the word right there,'' Harbaugh said. ''All of our coaches, the...