Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Steve Young is a Hall of Famer, and one of the best to play the quarterback position.  Young knows what quality quarterback play is, and is opinion is always valued. Young spoke about the historic contract Joe Flacco will sign on Monday, making him the highest paid player in NFL history, and according to USA Today, Young says Flacco deserves every dollar he gets. “Joe is worth this deal because he did it when it mattered,” Young, an ESPN analyst, told USA TODAY Sports just minutes after the agreement was announced by the Ravens. “So did Eli Manning do it when it mattered — and all the great ones do it when it matters. To play perfect football in January and February is the Holy Grail for a quarterback, right? That’s the place. “When Joe Flacco threw 11 touchdowns with no interceptions in January and Feburary and won the Super Bowl, that’s why the Ravens had no choice but to pay him what they did.” Young pointed out that Flacco may not be as consistent as Brady or Manning, but that he’s now being paid to perform in an elite class. “Has Joe been as consistent as Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? Not yet,” Young said. “But the Ravens are paying him not for what he’s done in the past. They’re paying him for what they believe he’ll do. And what they believe he’ll do is play just like those guys, Tom and Peyton. Now he hasn’t played like them consistently. But the idea is he’s turned the corner. And now he will.”
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