Since winning Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers, the main question for the Baltimore Ravens has been what to do about quarterback Joe Flacco. The Super Bowl MVP has made it clear he wants to be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, but the deadline for the franchise tag is quickly approaching on March 4–which means the Ravens and Flacco better figure something out sooner rather than later.
Flacco may think he’s worthy of earning a new long-term deal to make himself the highest-paid quarterback in the league, but just because a player wins a Super Bowl MVP doesn’t mean he deserves to earn top dollar. When taking a closer look at Flacco’s numbers during the regular season, he’s never even thrown for 4,000 yards and his career high for touchdown passes is 25.
In other words–it’s no surprise to see these two sides struggle to reach an agreement yet.
If anything, the smart thing to do would be for Baltimore to place the franchise tag on Flacco and see how he performs during the 2013 season before jumping the gun on a long-term deal. Flacco may think he’s worthy of being the league’s highest paid quarterback, but that’s far from the case and he needs to realize that.
There’s no question Flacco will most likely spend his career with the Ravens, but what type of deal he will receive from the team is still up in the air. Better yet–the team needs to figure out whether or not Flacco will receive a long-term deal this season or be forced to wait until the 2014 offseason.
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