Quarterback believes he is worth the money and is glad he held out the extra year.
In an interview with ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco defends the size of his new monster contract and believes his play is justified by the $120.6m deal.
He explains that it is not about the money, and believes it is good to see how much the franchise believes he is worth.
The question is, if it is not all about the money, then why did he hold out an extra year, reject a very lucrative contract last summer, then try to get more money this year?
Yes, Flacco performed superbly well this season, and he won his team a Superbowl and for that he should be rewarded.
However, in my opinion there is no way that he was not after more money.
Had he not won the Superbowl, this contract would have barely crept over $90m. If he had signed that contract, then it may have been a justifiable amount for his play. This deal is inflated massively due to the ring he won, and a very good agent, and that is something that cannot be ignored.
Video courtesy of ESPN Youtube channel.