Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Now, since Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback Joe Flacco will get paid, will he finally gain some respect? The report on Flacco’s signing was released by FOX Sports. However, according to ESPN, Flacco and the Ravens agreed to six-year, $120 million deal Friday.  Let the debate begin: does Joe Cool deserve the great deal he has, reportedly, agreed to? Absolutely! Flacco is the only quarterback in NFL history to have won a playoff game in each of his first five professional seasons. The 28-year old quarterback from the University of Delaware capped last season with 11 touchdowns without an interception in the postseason (tied a NFL record), and lifted the Vince Lombardi after the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory over the San Francisco 49ers. Flacco played out his rookie deal last season, which he earned $6.76 million. The Ravens’ starting field general had to win over the organization, first. Initially, the Ravens’ organization felt, last season, Flacco was not worth $20 million per season—simil...
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