Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/2/13
Less than a month after winning the Super Bowl, the Baltimore Ravens have reached a historic deal to keep their sudden-star QB. It was reported by various outlets Friday evening that the Ravens and 28-year-old Joe Flacco have reached a tentative agreement of a deal in excess of 6 years and $120 million. Such a contract would be the richest in NFL history. Jay Glazer of FOX Sports was the first reporter to initially scoop that a deal was in place. Flacco was the 18th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft out of Delaware. He’s made the playoffs in all five of his seasons with the Ravens, winning at least one game each year. Over the past four seasons, his regular season numbers have been quite consistent: He’s averaged 60.7% completion, 87.6 QB rating, 3,666 yards, 22 TDs and 11 INTs. He then took it up an extra notch in helping the Ravens sweep from the Wild Card round to the Vince Lombardi Trophy. In those four playoff games his stats were the following: 57.9% completion, 117.2 QB rating, 1,140 yards, 11 TDs and 0 INTs. But after this historic playoff performance, he entered the offseason as an unrestricted free agent. Yet that only lasted for a fleeting moment as a deal many expected to happen — although likely not to this scale — was reached relatively quickly. If Flacco had actually been out on the open market, it would only have been logical that the Cleveland Browns would be one of my suitors. The Browns’ second-year quarterback Brandon Weeden is slightly over a year older than Flacco, but obviously has quite a different NFL history of success. [Related: How the Browns could win a Joe Flacco negotiation]
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