Agent Joe Linta wanted quarterback Joe Flacco to be the highest-paid quarterback in football.
On the surface, Flacco will be.
Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the deal covers six year, with a payout in excess of $120 million.
It’s unclear how much the deal will exceed $120 million. To surpass Drew Brees’ $20 million annual average, it won’t need to exceed $120 million by much.
We proposed something along these lines last week — six years, and just over $120 million.
Still, the structure is unclear. How big is the signing bonus? How much is fully guaranteed? How much is guaranteed for injury only? What is the three-year payout?
Those answers may not come until the contract is signed and filed with the league.