Throwing 11 TD’s to 0 INT’s and securing a Super Bowl MVP in the process, has to assuredly have free agent to be Joe Flacco thinking dollar signs. The question will just end up being exactly how much money and what will the Ravens be willing to pay their quarterback.
Flacco’s list of accomplishments are extremely impressive And if you ask his agent Joe Linta, Flacco should be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.
Per Brian A. Shactman of CNBC:
“When you do a contract of this magnitude, you look at what is the player’s body of work presently,” Linta said. “And what are the expectations going forward over the next four, five or six years.
“Joe wins on both accounts.”
For Flacco to become the highest paid quarterback, he will have to at least secure a deal with an average of $20 million a season.
We’ll have to see if the Ravens are ready to commit that much money to Flacco. If not, expect to see Flacco receive the Franchise Tag at some point.