Soon to be unrestricted free agent quarterback Joe Flacco will be looking for the big paycheck this offseason.
Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported that Flacco will be looking for about $20 million dollars on average per year. This season Peyton Manning, a first ballot Hall of Famer made $18 million in denver. So the question is, Should Joe Flacco get that Manning/Brees contract?
My answer - Yes, pay the man! Flacco is coming of a career season, and under new offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell he has looked like a totally different guy.
Since he was drafted in 2008 has never missed a snap and if there is something a team wants in a quarterback, it's that he can stay healthy!
There was some talk about a new contract before the year, but a deal was never done and Flacco and his agent said he would play out the last year of his contract, in hopes of maybe earning some extra money. Well, Flacco came out on top in that deal. Now he's in New Orleans preparing for the Super Bowl after outplaying Peyton Manning in Denver, then took to Boston to outplay Tom Brady and the leagues best offense.
If the Ravens and Flacco can't reach a new deal before free agency, the Ravens will use the franchise tag, that will pay Flacco $14.6 million a year and it would give the two sides till July to work out a long-term deal.