Thanks in large part to Boldin's outstanding play over the course of this past postseason, Flacco got paid big time.
Now, Boldin will be catching passes from a new QB, after being traded to the San Francisco 49ers for only a 6th round draft pick.
Compared to what the Seahawks gave up for Percy Harvin, the 49ers got a steal.
Boldin is a bit older (he turns 33 in October), but he is a sure-handed veteran and will be a valuable asset for a young QB like Colin Kaepernick.
The Ravens beat the 49ers in the Super Bowl, but now they seem to be declining. Yeah, they signed Flacco to big dollars, but they've already lost Ray Lewis and now Boldin, and don't have a ton of money to mess around with.
Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo tweeted his reaction, expressing disappointment:
The boldin trade wow. Do we even win the game with out him?— Brendon Ayanbadejo (@brendon310) March 11, 2013
The 49ers, on the other hand, get a strong playmaker and a good veteran presence in the locker room. Between this and the Harvin trade, the NFC West should be VERY interesting this year.