Joe Flacco: Breaking Down Ideal Contract for Super Bowl-Winning QB

February 27, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Joe Flacco wants to get paid more than Peyton Manning in 2013, but it might be tough to work out a deal that gives him what he desires.
According to CNBC's Brian Shactman:
When asked whether Flacco should be the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, [Joe] Linta (Flacco's agent) simply said: "YES." That would mean more than the $18 million Denver paid Peyton Manning this season, or the $20 million a year that Drew Brees is averaging in New Orleans.
On the surface, this seems like an impossible goal. 
The Baltimore Ravens are in a tight spot financially heading into the 2013 season. The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson recently reported that the team will be nearly $5 million over the cap before any attempt to sign Flacco to a franchise tag or a long-term contract.
CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora recently said, via Will Brinson, "Yeah they're going to have to franchise him at $14.6 million and then that buys them until July to get him on a long-term deal done."...

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