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LOL what?! You're saying he got paid in part because of a throw only a handful of QB's in the league make but that the fact he is one of the handful of QB's that can make that throw doesn't matter? Yeah, it was a bad defensive play but the vast majority of QB's don't get to make that bad play occur. If you're not trying to troll here, I think you may want to take the rest of the day off. And as has been noted many times on here, he turned down 5 years/$80MM before the season. Not one rational person would have a problem with him making $4MM/year more after winning the Super Bowl concluding a five year run of being the only QB to make it to the playoffs every year.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
I'm ok with this. Surely they've overpaid and he doesn't look like one of the best QBs in the game. But he's had a great career so far, won tons of big games and we know he can get it done.
Seems like a win all around. Only ones bitching about this are people rooting for players without a ring on their finger.
I'll just say this. Forget Rahim Moore, if we didn't fire Cam Cameron I would be infinitely more concerned with 5/80MM Flacco/Cameron than I am with 6/120MM Flacco/Caldwell. So any Rahim Moore hypos are pretty much meaningless to Raven fans. Sorry
RaiseHigh apparently does not subscribe to the Ron Jaworski school of elite quarterbacks.
this is a very team friendly deal. there is little chance Flacco ever has the $30+mm cap hits that likely are what years 5 & 6 call for. either he sucks or gets hurt or he is elite and they extend him. that is the genius of a six year deal. not too many $120 mm deals have first year numbers of $7 mm.
Yup. Ozzie pawns as usual.
This is a rare example of a deal that makes sense and was a no brainer but is still scary as shit. If flacco plays like he did last regular season the heat will be on big time from the morons in Dundalk and what not.
This post was edited by ravensnterps 16 months ago
I don't think cam is the ifference between good and bad joe long term. I do fully believe that his release and Caldwell promotion was a spark though.
If he can't out-duel Brandon "76 years old" Weeden and Andy "Mediocrity" Dalton twice a year, and split with Big Ben, he should just take his guaranteed money, quit football, and join a monastery.
"And I try to har-mo-nize with songs the lonesome sparrow sings...
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden."
the ravens would be smart to invest in a quality left tackle. it isn't a coincidence his level of play rose when mckinnie escaped the doghouse.
I think we want McKinnie back and should be able to get him at a decent price with a lot of incentives. It's somewhat of a buyer's market for tackles in free agency this year and he was comfortable here even with all the preseason shenanigans and regular season spent mostly in the doghouse. I think McKinnie is the one free agent Newsome will be a little coy with though because the Ravens want him to stay hungry (not in an "eat a lot of pizza" sense because he's always that kind of hungry, but a football sense) and motivated and don't want him complacent. If he thinks we have no alternatives and are desperate to have him back, the danger is that he won't even bother staying in shape or working hard in camp.
Brandon Albert, Jake Long, Jermon Bushrod, maybe Sam Baker although it's uncertain whether the Falcons will work something out there. Clady's getting franchised.
This post was edited by mrterpfan 16 months ago
Also Vollmer from NE, or did he resign?
Sorry guys, I just got back from vacation and heard the news about the Flacco deal but little detail. $7MM the first year? So would I be correct in assuming that there's a poison pill cap number somewhere late in the six years? Hard to pay a guy 7 when the average is 20, without being on the hook for 30 or so sometime later on. Of course they can restructure that when the time comes I guess.
Are you from Dundalk?
Oh the irony!
In Flacco's last 3 postseasons he is 6-2 with 18 TDs and 2 Ints. Not too shabby.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by bkmalik 16 months ago
Peter King posted the following:
2013 - $6.8M
2014 - $14.8M
2015 - No info
2016 - $29M
Ravens don't restructure very often, but even with the salary cap increase, I think they're going to have to do some creative accounting when 2016 rolls around.
Thanks for posting that.
I wonder if the big bump coincides not only with the cap increase but also with Suggs and Ngata coming off the books. If true that would be typical Ozzie genius.
Here's a more complete (hypothetical) breakdown (from overthecap.com):
Year / Base Salary / Bonuses / Cap Charge / Dead Money / Cash Flow
2013 / $1,000,000 / $5,800,000 / $6,800,000 / $52,000,000 / $30,000,000
2014 / $6,000,000 / $8,800,000 / $14,800,000 / $45,200,000 / $21,000,000
2015 / $4,000,000 /$10,550,000 / $14,550,000 / $30,400,000 / $11,000,000
2016 / $18,000,000 /$10,550,000 / $28,550,000 / $25,850,000 / $18,000,000
2017 / $20,600,000 /$10,550,000 / $31,150,000 / $15,300,000 / $20,600,000
2018 / $20,000,000 /$4,750,000 / $24,750,000 / $4,750,000 / $20,000,000
The bonuses are prorated among the signing bonus an option bonus kicking in for March 2015.
Pat Moriarty genius, to be exact.
Thread title change please
From the blog The Ticket: NFL quarterback Joe Flacco this week signed a new contract with the Baltimore Ravens worth $120.6 million over six years, making him the highest-paid player in the league's history. But because the Super Bowl MVP plays in Maryland, a state with a 51.98 percent marginal income tax rate, Flacco won't necessarily take home the most [...]
less than one year later...
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have agreed on a five-year, $110 million contract extension, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
This guy gets it!
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