Originally written February 06, 2013 on NFL Injury Report:
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco set himself up nicely entering the offseason, leading his team to a Super Bowl victory before he’s set to hit the free agent market. But should this result in Flacco becoming the NFL’s highest-paid player? One person pivotal to negotiations thinks so, Flacco’s agent Joe Linta, according to Brian A. Shactman of CSNBC. When asked whether Flacco should be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, Linta simply said: "YES." Linta told CSNBC that following the Ravens Super Bowl win over the San Francisco 49ers Flacco “immediately becomes a national figure.” As such, Linta believes his client should become the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. This would mean that Flacco would earn more than the $18 million the Denver Broncos paid Peyton Manning this season. It would also see him making more than the $20 million per year that New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is averaging. Linta argues that Flacco is younger than both players and has won just as much as either of them. What type of deal the Super Bowl MVP ends up with is to be determined, but Flacco and the Ravens appear to have a mutual interest in reaching an agreement this offseason. Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.thenflinjuryreport.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
1 Comment:
  • 17th in nfl QB rating. great playoff run but that's it. probably 7th or 8th best in league. His agent is dreaming...but who knows may be he'll get it.
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