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Joe Flacco’s free to think about his contract

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It’s hard to think of a better way to set yourself up for a contract negotiation than the way Joe Flacco’s set himself up in the playoffs.

He finished an 11 touchdown, no interception run by being named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday night in New Orleans to further guarantee that he’s going to be paid and paid well this offseason. The subject came up when Flacco visited with the NFL Network crew after the end of the game with Flacco saying that he never thought about his contract when the season was going on, but that the season’s over now so he can think about it.

And he’s got a pretty good handle on the situation. Deion Sanders asked Flacco if he’s going to ask for $100 million from the Ravens and Flacco laughed as he recounted a conversation he’d just had with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

“I just said that. Steve Bisciotti told me that if this happens I can go pound on his desk and really stick it to him. And I said that’s exactly what I’m gonna do,” Flacco said.

Flacco was joking around, but that doesn’t change the fact that he’s ensured himself a very nice new contract from the team he helped make a Super Bowl champion.

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19 Responses to “Joe Flacco’s free to think about his contract”
  1. nukaten says: Feb 3, 2013 11:54 PM

    We hear all the time that the dolphins should’ve drafted Matt Ryan over Jake Long in ’08. Its interesting to think about whether Flacco would’ve been a better option than Ryan.

  2. jeremycrowhurst says: Feb 3, 2013 11:58 PM

    What makes Flacco so valuable is that he’s playing for a cap number of $8M, letting them spend money on quality players around him.

    He — and several other Ravens — deserve a raise, but I suspect they’ll all be overpaid to the extent that the Ravens will quite literally be half the team in ’13 that they were in ’12.

  3. tungo0516 says: Feb 3, 2013 11:59 PM

    Flacco was absolute money in the playoffs and showed immense poise!

    His asking price just went way up!!!

    Kudos to you and the Ravens on a remarkable run. I’ll be the first to admit that I didn’t think they would even get past Indianapolis with the way they limped into the postseason and Indy riding that emotional high.

    Congrats again.

  4. ravensfan19 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:00 AM

    Joe had one of the Greatest Post Seasons in NFL History by a QB probably second after Montana in 1989. He Outplayed Luck, Brady, Peyton and Absoutly destroyed the 49ers Defense which was Considered arguably the Best in the League. The thing is if Brady or Peyton played the Way Joe did then everybody would they say they are the Greatest.

  5. mec693 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:09 AM

    Joe Flacco is the Eli Manning of the AFC.. clutch during the postseason but will have to be carried some of the year if not most of it by his defense. I don’t know if you call him elite but he’s a top 14 quarterback who can lead his team and has a superbowl ring to show for it

  6. sportsfan240 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:11 AM

    This is the best news any steelers fan could ever ask for.

  7. thebadguyswon says: Feb 4, 2013 12:16 AM

    Oh boy…is he gonna get paid. Talk about playing your best football at the perfect time.

  8. cfballfan1 says: Feb 4, 2013 12:23 AM

    I’ve never been a big Flacco fan, but totally respect hiw he has raised his game when it mattered most.

    Go get paid but stay humble & hungry.

  9. truthfactory says: Feb 4, 2013 12:26 AM

    Great postseason run by Flacco, but the downside is he has a longer history of near average regular seasons to go along with it. Pay him $13-$16 mil/ yr and i think thats fair for both sides.

    Dont forget his D stepped up and held the Colts to 12 points, P.Manning to 21 points, and the Pats to 13 points. This was a team effort all the way around…

  10. randomcommenter says: Feb 4, 2013 12:36 AM

    Everyone’s going nuts for Flacco but how many of his big plays in the playoffs were plays where the defense blew a coverage or where Bolden just ripped the ball away from a DB?

    Seems they could get a guy cheaper to throw jump balls to Bolden.

    Plus, Flacco is only good going to his right.

  11. stoptrippn says: Feb 4, 2013 12:38 AM

    6 yrs 78 million. 47 million fully guaranteed.

  12. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Feb 4, 2013 12:41 AM

    Deion Sanders asked Flacco if he’s going to ask for $100 million from the Ravens and Flacco laughed as he recounted a conversation he’d just had with Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti.

    “I just said that. Steve Bisciotti told me that if this happens I can go pound on his desk and really stick it to him. And I said that’s exactly what I’m gonna do,” Flacco said.

    Ask for $100 million? Pound on his desk and stick it to him? I just threw up in my mouth a bit…I have really lost respect for this world and it’s inhabitants lately. What a bunch of disgusting greedy little malcontents.

  13. jackm79 says: Feb 4, 2013 1:02 AM

    13-16 million a season is not gonna cut it. He is very much like Eli Manning. Plays his best in the biggest games. Eli is making just north of 20 million per season. Joe Cool should get just about Easy Eli money.

  14. ytownjoe says: Feb 4, 2013 1:09 AM

    When Joe Flacco was at Pitt, Dave Wannstadt awarded the starting job to Tyler Palko. Flacco quit and enrolled at Delaware.
    Just imagine how it would have gone if Palko started today.

  15. jonevans83 says: Feb 4, 2013 1:25 AM

    lol… people like to play class warfare too much and get blinded by their “i hate everyone who makes more than me goggles” Sorry, but if you are bringing in money to a business… you go out and ask for your fair share of the pot. Don’t attempt to bash these people because of a few extra 0′s in their paycheck. You do the same thing in your jobs.

  16. jiggy3198 says: Feb 4, 2013 1:33 AM

    So tired of people still dissing joe. He continues to set post season records and just set record for most td passes in the post season and qb rating. All he does is win and has won63 games in 5 years. Respect joe

  17. realfootballfan says: Feb 4, 2013 4:14 AM

    To the critics, remember how to spell “elite” because you need to start referring to him as such.

    Flacco just put on a show this post-season. To throw 11 TD’s with no interceptions along with the work he did keeping those drives alive when the game was slipping away from them was special work.

  18. britishraven says: Feb 4, 2013 6:46 AM

    You deserve a big deal but please don’t cripple the franchise

  19. dragoncjo1 says: Feb 4, 2013 9:50 AM

    Yssup, in all due respect you have no clue what your talking about. In your profession do you not want to be paid well or get what your relative co workers or peers are getting?

    Also you don’t know Joe, he is the most humble normal football star you’ll ever meet. He still hangs out with all his friends from high school and expects nobody to kiss his ass. He goes out to the bar and nobody even talks to him he just blends in like a normal dude. He only recently bought a nicer house in a neighboring town and still works out at the local gym and goes to local dining spots. He has not change one bit from when he was in high school and carries himself as if he was a normal person and not a super bowl mvp. If anyone deserves a bit of cash its Joe. Again you don’t have a clue.

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