Originally written on Pro Football Zone  |  Last updated 11/20/14
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Former NFL general manager Scott Pioli was on The Dan Patrick Show (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and was asked if Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco deserves to be paid as one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks. “He has to get a few more pelts on the wall. An old football guy I used to talk to [said], ‘You need to have pelts,’ and for him to get pushed into that stratosphere, he has to have at least one pelt. He doesn’t even have one pelt. (Host: Let’s say he wins the Super Bowl and he has the pelt?) I just think he needs more years. That’s me, personally, and hey, I’ve been accused of being a guy who doesn’t like to pay players too much money, but the other guys had longer-standing bodies of work. Joe has been a good player and is going to be a good player in the future, but I think he has more to prove. And I don’t say that disrespectfully; he has done a lot. Regardless of whether it’s 15, 16, 17 or 18 million, he’s going to get paid well by somebody.” I agree with Pioli.  But with the Ravens in this year’s Super Bowl, Flacco will get a big-time deal that will pay him almost what Drew Brees makes.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();

PLAYERS: Joe Flacco
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