Originally posted on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 5/28/13
Baltimore Ravens QB and Super Bowl XLVII MVP Joe Flacco has faced plenty of criticism during the offseason after signing a six-year, $120 million deal that made him the highest-paid player in NFL history (at the time), which some have argued was the main reason for the club’s roster purge that included the trade of Anquan Boldin and free agent departures of linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger and defensive backs Ed Reed, Cary Williams and Bernard Pollard. Joe Flacco/LockerReport.com It didn’t help matters that New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, and just recently Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning restructured their contracts to help their teams create salary cap relief. Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, says the entire situation could have been avoided. The news comes from USA Today Sports‘ Jim Corbett: Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, told USA Today Sports that such perceptions are misguided because the Ravens had the chance to provide their own cap relief last August when Flacco walked a...
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