Found May 26, 2013 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Joe Flacco
TEAMS: Baltimore Ravens
Despite landing a record-setting deal for his client, Joe Linta still reflects back on a checkered past. The longtime agent for Joe Flacco revealed to USA Today how contracts talks with the Ravens fell apart in 2012 over a difference of $1 million in non-guaranteed base salary. "$1 million six years from now, in the base salary non-guaranteed money, and they walked away," Linta said. "It cost them $35 million. So I have no sympathy. None. Linta's non-sympathetic views turned into a not-so-subtle shot at Ravens ownership. "I've never in my life seen a dumber move. I guess people can say, 'Well, Joe was dumb, too.' It could have been (dumb), God forbid, if he got hurt. But $1 million to Steve Bisciotti six years from now? That's like 100 bucks for you or me today.'' At the end of this apparent ordeal, Linta worked out a six-year, $120.6 million contract that included $52 million in guarantees. The gigantic pact basically am...

Flacco's agent: Ravens 'dumb'

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Despite netting his client the biggest payday in NFL history this offseason, Joe Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, ripped the Baltimore Ravens for not negotiating sooner.


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Chris Canty Believes Joe Flacco is a Better Quarterback than New York Giants’ Eli Manning

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