Superbowl winning Quarterback will make history as highest paid player ever.
Winning the Superbowl makes you an instant hero for the team and you will go down as one of the greatest players in memory.
Winning the Superbowl in a contract year gives you all of the above, plus all the money in the world, and probably a bit more.
That’s what has happened to Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco this year. After constantly facing critics that he was an okay QB, he wouldn’t be worth the big contract he was looking for next year. However, after performing at an incredibly high level throughout the playoffs and winning the Superbowl MVP, those critics disappeared and were replaced by dollar signs.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has reported that the contract that Flacco is rumoured to be signing will make him the highest player ever, be it in guaranteed money or overall size of his contract. Either way, the 28 year old is going to become one very rich man.
Whether you think the Delaware graduate deserves such a big deal on the performance of four games is still understandable. However the Ravens have seen what Flacco can do, and now want to lock him down long term, build a team around him and attempt to create a dynasty.
It would be wise to make the contract high in guaranteed money, as that does not go towards the salary cap, this way, the Ravens will not be restricted as much at re-signing other talented players, as the cap hit will not be too high.
GM Ozzie Newsome is now in a position to create big things in Baltimore and this contract could be the start of a great period in the franchises history if all goes to plan