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Joe Flacco set to become NFL's highest paid player

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01:02 PM ET 03.02 | Roughly a month after Joe Flacco was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback will "definitely be the highest paid player" in the NFL when he signs a new contract agreed upon by the team on Monday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun. During negotiations, Flacco was reportedly looking to become the NFL's highest paid player and he apparently got his wish as his deal surpasses the deal signed by Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints in the 2012 offseason, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM Radio. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reported that Flacco received one more year on his contract than Brees and will be signed with the Ravens on a six-year deal. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Flacco's deal to be worth $120.6 million over six years, "a bit more than Drew Brees' in almost every way." Brees received a five-year, $100 million deal that included $40 million guaranteed in July after the team applied the franchise tag to him earlier in the 2012 offseason. Flacco was the 18th selection overall in the 2008 NFL Draft and has started all 80 games during his five-year career. The Ravens finished with a winning record in each of the five seasons and Flacco had his career-best year in 2012, eventually leading the team to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers in the Super Bowl.

Aaron Wilson

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March 2, 2013  01:05 PM ET

Good for You Joe!!!

March 2, 2013  01:30 PM ET

They should have paid him more>>>>> $25-30 M per year....

March 2, 2013  01:35 PM ET

Good for Joe but man that's a lot of cash. Would they have ponied up if the 49'ers won? He's never made a pro bowl and statistically not in the top 10 AND they won a title with Trent Dilfer. I would have guessed $14 Million tops. Wow.

March 2, 2013  02:09 PM ET

He had a great year and is a good QB. But he doesn't need to be the highest paid. Bad contract IMO, but I understand that they kind of had to do it.

March 2, 2013  02:30 PM ET

Didn't crack the top 10 in passing (#12) and finished the regular season with a 46.8 QBR putting him in 25th place in the league. He just edged out Michael Vick who's 26th!!! Peyton had an 84.1 QBR!

Take em' for all the money you can Joe, your numbers aren't there but heck, you may have them in a position where they have no choice! Great story line: "Average QB wins lottery"!!!!!!!

March 2, 2013  02:36 PM ET
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Didn't crack the top 10 in passing (#12) and finished the regular season with a 46.8 QBR putting him in 25th place in the league. He just edged out Michael Vick who's 26th!!! Peyton had an 84.1 QBR!

Peyton was one and done in the playoffs. Enough said.

March 2, 2013  02:37 PM ET
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They should have paid him more>>>>> $25-30 M per year....

Now you are being ridiculous. Enough said.

March 2, 2013  02:58 PM ET
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Now you are being ridiculous. Enough said.

How so? as a Steeler fan I want them in cap hell forever!

March 2, 2013  03:04 PM ET
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How so? as a Steeler fan I want them in cap hell forever!

HA!

March 2, 2013  03:16 PM ET
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March 2, 2013  05:59 PM ET
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Me and you, tomorrow night at 7:30.Grrrrrrrrrhehehe

Should be a hell of a game. Best matchup ever...............especially with a Habs victory



hehehe

March 2, 2013  07:50 PM ET
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Me and you, tomorrow night at 7:30.Grrrrrrrrrhehehe

That should be a boring fight two White guys in the ring....ho-hum toss the popcorn!!!

March 2, 2013  07:50 PM ET
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That should be a boring fight two White guys in the ring....ho-hum toss the popcorn!!!

right T.O. ?

March 2, 2013  08:57 PM ET
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He had a great year and is a good QB. But he doesn't need to be the highest paid. Bad contract IMO, but I understand that they kind of had to do it.

Cleveland has enough cap space that they could have made a run at him if he had made it to free agency. The Ravens were going to make sure though that wasn't going to happen.

March 2, 2013  09:47 PM ET
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Good for Joe but man that's a lot of cash. Would they have ponied up if the 49'ers won? He's never made a pro bowl and statistically not in the top 10 AND they won a title with Trent Dilfer. I would have guessed $14 Million tops. Wow.

Dilfer was there one time Flacco has won more play off games on the road than any qb. He's won as many play off games and superbowls as Peyton Manning and he's only played 5 years. Put it this way Romo has better regular season stats than Flacco. Which one would want on your team?

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March 2, 2013  09:59 PM ET
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Dilfer was there one time Flacco has won more play off games on the road than any qb. He's won as many play off games and superbowls as Peyton Manning and he's only played 5 years. Put it this way Romo has better regular season stats than Flacco. Which one would want on your team?

Flacco.

 
March 2, 2013  10:00 PM ET
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Flacco also had a better defense than manning did for most of his career in Indy.

Wrong.

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