After leading the Baltimore Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XLVII over the San Francisco 49ers, Joe Flacco can officially say he’s the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL after agreeing to a new contract on Friday. Flacco helped the Ravens pull off one of the biggest surprises last postseason with their Super Bowl run as the No. 4 seed in the AFC, but whether or not he deserved to be the league’s highest-paid quarterback is debatable.
When looking at Flacco’s numbers during the regular season throughout his career, he doesn’t even come close to some of the other top quarterbacks in the league such as Tom Brady, Drew Brees, or Aaron Rodgers. In fact, Flacco has yet to break the 4,000-yard mark even once during the regular season and the fact that his career high is 25 touchdowns proves he’s nowhere even close to that mark.
There’s no question Flacco has pulled off some impressive statistics throughout his career and been phenomenal with helping Baltimore in the postseason. However, only time will tell before Baltimore determines whether or not making Flacco the league’s highest-paid quarterback was the right move.
Flacco certainly deserves to be placed in the elite category, but he’s nowhere close to some of the other quarterbacks in this league when it comes to hefty contracts. One Super Bowl victory shouldn’t define Flacco’s status when it comes to how much money he deserves, but the Ravens apparently don’t believe that’s the case.
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