Joe Flacco agrees to a contract with the Ravens, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

Joe Flacco's gamble has officially paid off

3/1/13 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY SportsJoe Flacco could have signed a pretty nice contract extension with the Ravens before the 2012 season. He was being offered an awful lot of money, and probably more than most people thought he deserved at the time.

He turned down every offer, saying that he wanted to wait it out and see how he played this year.

After a Super Bowl win and a Super Bowl MVP, Flacco's gambling has finally paid off. Big time.

Flacco and the Ravens just agreed to a 6-year, $120.6M contract that makes Flacco the highest paid player in NFL history.

Yes, you heard correctly. Joe Flacco just signed the richest contract in NFL history, with slightly more than a $20M per year average. That's a shade higher than Drew Brees, who just signed an extension with the Saints for $20M per year.

Flacco has never been to a Pro Bowl in his career, but he does hold the record for most postseason road wins in a career, with six.

There's no word yet on how much of the money is guaranteed, which is really the most important detail in NFL contracts, but we'll let you know when we find out.
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3/3/13   |   Thunda   |   211 respect

Hope Baltimore doesn't forget about all those receivers who caught Flacco's passes.

3/3/13   |   Thunda   |   211 respect

That is a whole lot of money. 

3/2/13   |   Scott   |   52039 respect

I hope Joe Flacco sends Rahim Moore a really expensive gift as a Thank You for botching that hail mary pass in the AFC divisional playoffs.

3/2/13   |   JenX63   |   32480 respect

Good for him.