Originally written February 08, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
Barring any shocking revelations that lead to some sort of scandal like Bounty-gate one year ago, the biggest story of the NFL offseason will probably be centered around just how much Joe Flacco ends up receiving in his new contract from the Baltimore Ravens. After all, Flacco just put together a historically great postseason run that led to the Ravens second Super Bowl title in franchise history. I’d say that he has the franchise right where he wants them, and they have very little wiggle room. What Ozzie Newsome and the Ravens don’t need is anyone in the organization hurting whatever negotiating room they have left. Enter: Ray Rice. Rice was a recent guest on WFAN in New York with Boomer and Carton, where they asked him about Flacco’s upcoming contract issue, and Rice went to bat for his QB: “If you had to put it in perspective right now Joe Flacco is the best quarterback in football right now. (Host: Let’s not get crazy.) I’m not saying that because it’s my guy, but look who he’s beaten. He’s beaten Tom Brady, beat Peyton Manning, and who else is out there?” I am sure the Ravens are none too pleased [...]
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