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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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Once the news broke last Friday that Joe Flacco and Baltimore Ravens had agreed on a new contract that will pay him $120 million over six years, I immediately was interested in finding out how much of his contract is guaranteed. According to NFL.com, Flacco will earn $52 million in guaranteed money, which is less than the $60 million guaranteed that Drew Brees got from the Saints...
As we reported Friday, the Baltimore Ravens and Joe Flacco have agreed to new deal that will make him the highest paid player in NFL history.
Terms of that deal are now starting to leak out as Flacco is set to sign the contract Monday at 2 p.m. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the numbers are six years, $120.6 million with $52 million guaranteed.
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Joe Flacco's new deal with the Baltimore Ravens is worth $120.6 million over six years, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.Fantasy Spin:The contract makes Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history. Flacco may have proven himself as a clutch player in winning the Super Bowl but he hasn't put up the regular season stats to warrant taking him as a top 10 fantasy quarterback.
The Ravens have agreed to a new contract with quarterback Joe Flacco, FOXSports.com has learned.
The details of the deal aren't yet known, but Flacco will reportedly sign on Monday. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 12.
Flacco led the Ravens to a victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII and was named the game's MVP. Drafted in the first round back...
I hate when teams overpay based off of a short period of uncharacteristically strong play. I always like to consider where a guy was a year ago when grading moves. Well with Joe Flacco, you don’t even have to consider where he was a year ago. All you have to do is consider where he was 4 games ago. Going into January, he might not have gotten 60 million total on a contract (somewhere...
Joe Flacco and the Baltimore Ravens agreed on a new contract that the Super Bowl-winning quarterback will sign on Monday, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reports.
Flacco’s contract situation has been a big topic of conversation around the NFL the past few years. The two sides were unable to reach agreement on a new deal the past two offseasons, leading Flacco to play last season as a...
Life is good if you are Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. You have just won the Super Bowl along with the game’s MVP trophy and now you have some extra pocket cash as a result of a very lucrative long-term deal. A source has told ESPN’s Adam Schefter and FoxSports Jay Glazer that the Baltimore Ravens have agreed to a new deal for quarterback Joe Flacco. The deal is a reported...
A look at some of the top story lines in the AFC North as the NFL free agency period looms on the horizon:Baltimore - The Ravens made quarterback Joe Flacco the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history, signing him to a six-year, $120 million contract. The move was seen by many as not only the right thing to do, but also necessary.The problem for the Ravens is that they still have...