Joe Flacco reportedly wants $20 million per season when he signs his next contract.
Some will argue that Flacco isn’t worth Drew Brees money but the Baltimore Ravens quarterback has definitely put himself in a position to negotiate. According to Pro Football Talk, Flacco has had a 15:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio during the last 7 games leading up to the Super Bowl and he’s knocked off “better” quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Tom Brady along the way.
If Flacco can lead his team to victory against Colin Kaepernick and the 49ers next week then it wouldn’t be surprising for the Ravens to sign their QB to something close to $20 million per season.
ESPN’s John Clayton said:
“He’s now made a case for $20 million a year and I think he’s gonna try to hold to that. Last season what I was hearing was he was asking for about $17 million. … But he was saying ‘okay fine, let me play this out.’ Now he’s in a position to make big money. And we’ll see if he can get over Drew Brees’ contract. I think he can.”
Flacco isn’t typically included in the conversation of elite quarterbacks but this season may have changed that.
Earlier this year, Flacco said:
“I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback. I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, C’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question. But that doesn’t mean that things are gonna work out that way. It just means that that’s the way it is, that’s the way I feel it is, and that’s the way I feel it should be.”
According to the Huffington Post, Flacco will make a little under $7 million this season, which is the final year of his five-year rookie contract.
The Ravens may hit Flacco with the franchise tag, which will see the QB get about $14 million 2013, or they could secure Flacco for the long haul and sign him to a multi-year contract worth around $20 million per season.
Do you think Joe Flacco is worth $20 million per year?