Ravens expect to strike new deal with Joe Flacco after season

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The Ravens signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a six-year, $120.6 million contract before the 2013 season, although no one was ever all that confident that Flacco would actually play out all six years under the terms of the deal.

After three years of reasonable cap hits, Flacco’s contract is set to have a cap charge of $28.55 million for the 2016 season that would account for healthy chunk of the team’s cap space. That led people to expect a reworking of the deal from the moment it was signed and owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday that the team expects Flacco to be “very amenable” to a new contract once the 2015 season is over.

Bisciotti said he’d like to sign Flacco to a new six-year deal with cap hits that would run between $19 and 23 million over the life of the contract.

“I’m very confident that we’ll get it done,” Bisciotti said, via ESPN.com. “Joe and his agent both acknowledged when we did the deal that we would be back at the negotiating table three years later. We are just as interested in Joe as we were three years ago.”

Flacco will have earned $62 million over the last three years after next season and would stand to make more upfront money in a new deal, which Bisciotti termed a “win-win” for the quarterback. Bisciotti also predicted some of the comments that will accompany this post when he said that Flacco is “obviously” more appreciated in Baltimore than the rest of the league after helping the Ravens to at least one playoff victory in six of his seven seasons as the team’s starter.

74 responses to “Ravens expect to strike new deal with Joe Flacco after season

  1. *In before the hate.* He’s a great winner, who isn’t flashy. I have enjoyed watching the Flacco led Ravens by leaps and bounds, to the point I basically only watch the Orioles as a stand-in until Flacco and the boys get to playing in the fall. If you’re a real Raven fan, despite his warts, you know what a great quarterback we have. Those bombs he throws, or the lasers he fits in at the most critical times are edge of your seat entertainment. Now Ozzie just needs to get him somebody to throw to.

  2. Flackmo sux, he’s no way worth the money he’s getting. Flackmo makes Bradford, a far superior QB, look like a bargain. But then, that’s why we trust in Chip, the smartest GM in the league.

  3. I’d take Flacco over any QB not named Brady, Luck, or Wilson….you can have that Rodgers guy, his ego disgusts me and he ain’t durable. Peyton Manning and Brees are playoff bums.

  4. I think flacco is overrated, but compare his post season success to that of “Big Ben” (0 playoff wins since 2010) and it aint hard to tell who’s better

  5. And he has the same number of titles as Rodgers, P. Manning and Brees. QBs with better PR and gaudier numbers. I can’t hate the man.

  6. He’s no Rodgers or Brady, but for $20Mil/yr (avg.) the Ravens could do a WHOLE lot worse (see Cutler, Kaepernick).

  7. Jump Ball Joe Flacco.

    You are the luckiest QB in the NFL.

    If it was not for the jump ball you threw in Denver you would have no money and no super ball.

  8. Wait….are you telling me that Bisciotti and Newsome had a – GASP! – plan all along? And that all this chatter of Flacco being overpaid and forcing the Ravens to part with players who were either past their prime or overrated was all utter nonsense?

    Go figure.

  9. Joe Flacco takes the Ravens to the playoffs six out of seven years and gets paid top tier quarterback money.

    Andy Dalton takes the Bengals to the playoffs four out of four years and everyone calls for him to be replaced.

    Makes TOTAL sense.

  10. Which is what every intelligent person knew when he 1st signed the deal.

    In actuality he signed a 3 year 29 million dollar deal. Which is a lot less than what he is worth.

    Don’t try to convince the morons.

  11. Keep kicking that can, eventually your team will consist of Flacco and a bunch of rookies

  12. If everyone knew they’d be back at the negotiating table 3 years into a 6-year deal, why did they agree to the terms of the 6-year deal in the first place? I admit I don’t understand the games that lawyers, agents, GMs, and owners play. Can someone explain it, please?

  13. The Tom Izzo of the NFL. Not sure what you’ll get in the regular season, but will almost always make a bit of noise when it counts….

  14. Say what you will, Joe is money in the post-season. There aren’t many QBs I’d take over him in a playoff scenario.

  15. Bottom line is we have had him under center since 2008 and in that time, really, who has had it better than us?

    Playoffs every year minus one .500 season. Couple AFC championship games. Super bowl.

    Might not look, act or even play like the Brees/Brady/Manning types but I am happy.

    We love you Joe!!

  16. This was known from the instant that the deal was signed that it was in essence a 3 year deal that would be reworked or extended.

  17. Hey the guy bet on himself in 2012 and hit the jackpot; even if you do think of him as NFL “average” for the position you have to love that.

  18. He’s overrated that was on a Ray Lewis led Hall of Fame defense. They will never win another Super Bowl with Flacco at the helm.

  19. There are 15 quarterbacks I would rather have then Jump Ball Joe. He got lucky with one heave in Denver.

    Brady
    P Manning
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Luck
    Rivers
    Romo
    Wilson
    Rothlisberger
    Newton
    Stafford
    E Manning
    Ryan
    Cutler
    Tannehill

  20. When has Flacco ever been mentioned in a conversation about the best QBs in the game?

    His deal was just perfect timing after a championship. The Ravens probably thought at the time that he never would’ve lasted this long in the league.

  21. that ravens head coach puke was in cahoots with that bald coach in indy to set up my pats…..what a crock of crap they schemed to get my beloved pats….i hope the nfl throws the book at them….look for pats to go back to back

  22. There are 15 quarterbacks I would rather have then Jump Ball Joe. He got lucky with one heave in Denver.

    Brady
    P Manning
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Luck
    Rivers
    Romo
    Wilson
    Rothlisberger
    Newton
    Stafford
    E Manning
    Ryan
    Cutler
    Tannehill

    You, Sir, are an idiot.

  23. Joe Flacco is the Bizzaro world Peyton Manning.

    I still can’t figure out how he looks like a slightly above average regular season QB and then as soon as the playoffs starts he all of a sudden performs like one of the best QB in the league.

  24. You dont have to like Joe, but saying that you would rather have Tannehill or Cutler is just ridiculous.

    I’d have him somewhere around 10, so we could debate a few others. I could both sides of a Cam Newton, Matt Ryan or even Matt Stafford arguments (of course I’d take Joe). But throwing out Cutler and Tannehill costs you all credibility.

  25. Funny thing is Joe has beaten every team in the league except the seahawks and packers.

    I can’t imagine this posting board is filled with only those two fan bases.

  26. Flacco is the 3rd best qb in his own division. Not sure why that gets him mega money but whatever, his team and defense is old and not going anywhere.

  27. Flacco is an average QB getting paid elite QB money. And people say that the Ravens are a well run organization? Not as much as people would like to believe…

  28. Hate on fans of teams with sub par qb’s. I’ll take Flacco any day over almost all of the other starters.

    The Ravens suffered through years of pathetic QB’s from Stoney Case to Kyle Boller. I am ecstatic with Flacco.

    I hope Joe smiles all the way to the bank, he’s earned it!
    I’ll smile watching Joe win playoff games while all the so called top guns either don’t make it to the post season or are one and done.

    Joe is a proven winner, so Hate On!

  29. This just goes to show just how important the QB position is in today’s NFL when great but not elite players can command that amount of money and eat up approximately 1/3 of the cap space.

  30. Joe’s got more WINS than any other QB, since he entered the league, 7 years ago. Argument is over.

  31. Man, you’re right! He beat a Steelers team without their best and most dynamic offensive weapon! He is elite!

  32. I hope they give him the contract fitting for such an “elite” QB such as Joe Succo

  33. So in essence, that $120M turned into $180M, until at some point in the future the Ravens pick up the can, cut bait and take the cap hit to stop paying top-tier $ for a second-tier QB.

    When all is said and done, the Ravens will have paid $1M to Dilfer for a SB win, and about $150M to Flacco for his 1 SB win. Inflation I guess.

  34. Say what you want about Joe, but he steps up come winter.
    15 games: 25 TDs, 10 ints, and half of those ints were during his rookie year AFC Championship run.

    I’d say he gets paid for what the Ravens can rely on in January and February, and given that criteria, I’d say it’s a much better deal than say Dalton’s $114m.

  35. The 2012 Denver jump ball was lucky. The other 10 TDs and 0 INts on the way to the championship were not.

    It’s not luck when you outscore Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and Colin Kaepernick all in a row.

    It’s called “SB MVP.”

  36. Elite quarterbacks do not throw interceptions in the end zone with the game on the line….in the playoffs. The difference in the latest playoff failure, Tom Brady threw for 367 yards, 3 TD’s and 1 INT. Flacco threw for 292 yards, 4 TD’s and 2 INTS, and the last one giving the game to New England. Finishing third in the division, winning a wild card game and losing in the divisional game also shouldn’t be celebrated or rewarded. There is literally nothing about this that’s elite.

  37. “Is Joe Flacco elite? You bet he is.” A quote from G. Kubiac. ” Joe’s the best QB in the league”. A quote from John Harbaugh. You want to argue? Talk to the experts.

  38. Kubiac and Harbaugh were and are paid to think Flacco is elite. It’s like the guy who thinks the waitress is hitting on him. Sure, she’s being extra nice, and laughing at your poor jokes, but she does get paid largely on tips. They can’t go out and say they lost because my QB panicked and threw a pick in the end zone with the game on the line.

  39. I keep reading about how that “jump ball” (which was not a jump ball, he placed it perfectly to Jones and the DB failed to make a play on the ball) was pure luck.

    Well guess what, luck is part of the game. Trindon Holiday had 2 return TD’s in that game, against a stout special teams unit. Was that not luck? How often does a team get a single ST TD, let alone 2?

  40. Elite QBs DO throw ints with games on the line. Happens all the time. I don’t get your facts, Road.

  41. bradyisyourdaddy, Ben is better, his playoff record is 10-5, Joe is 10-5. Ben is 2-1 in the SB thru his first 7 seasons, Joe is 1-0.

  42. Joe’s an above-average QB, not elite, but one of the top 7 or 8 I’d take in the playoffs…UNLESS the League cracks down on the Ravens’ favorite offensive play: Go Deep, Throw Short, PI Flag.

  43. Jacktheraven, thru his first 7 seasons Ben was 10-2 or 10-3. Thru his first 7 seasons Ben made 3 SB appearances to Joe’s 1. No matter how you look at it Flacco is second fiddle in the AFCN.

  44. 82 wins including playoffs and Super Bowl – no one has been under center for more NFL wins than Flacco over the last 7 years. He has never missed a game either.

    The Flacco to Jacoby play was a beautiful clutch football play by those two – taking advantage of a breakdown in coverage by the Broncos. There are very few QBs in the NFL that could have made that throw (60+ yards in the air) in -20 degree weather, with Miller & Dumervil bearing down on them.

    Hate on haters.

  45. re: There are 15 quarterbacks I would rather have then Jump Ball Joe. He got lucky with one heave in Denver.

    Brady
    P Manning
    Rodgers
    Brees
    Luck
    Rivers
    Romo
    Wilson
    Rothlisberger
    Newton
    Stafford
    E Manning
    Ryan
    Cutler
    Tannehill

    ====================================

    The above list is pathetic!

    Inquiring minds want to know, how many of these 15 Qbs have :

    — a Super Bowl MVP award?

    — the all-time NFL record for playoff road wins?

    — The highest playoff winning percentage (hint: it is Brady only if games played using illegally deflated footballs is counted; otherwise, the answer is Joe Flacco)

    — started and played 99% of the offensive downs of 143 straight games?

  46. raylewisandhisteeth says:
    Apr 2, 2015 12:46 PM
    Man, you’re right! He beat a Steelers team without their best and most dynamic offensive weapon! He is elite!

    7 19

    Beating the Steelers without their best one guy is probably trumped on every level by the fact that the Steelers were at home. And still got undeniably throttled.
    But you’re right that beating the Steelers at this point is certainly not the standard by which elite is measured.

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