Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million extension this offseason after helping the Ravens win the Super Bowl. He has been criticized by some Ravens fans for the contract after Baltimore purged its roster of several high-priced veterans after re-signing its franchise quarterback.
Agent Joe Linta, however, told USA Today he has "no sympathy" for the Ravens, who could have signed his client to a much-more cap-friendly contract last year.
He told the newspaper that the hangup in the talks was over "$1 million six years from now." Flacco ended up walking away from a reported five-year extension that would have averaged $16 million per season after the Ravens wouldn't budge.
"I've never in my life seen a dumber move. I guess people can say, 'Well, Joe was dumb, too.' It could have been [dumb], God forbid, if he got hurt. But $1 million to [Ravens owner] Steve Bisciotti six years from now? That's like 100 bucks for you or me today," he told USA Today.
The Ravens likely will be forced to try to restructure Flacco's contract before the 2016 season as his deal is scheduled to carry a $28.55 million cap figure that season. "I'm not apologetic for the fact this is really a three-year deal, there's no way they can afford $29 million a couple of years from now,'' Linta told USA Today. "I'm not apologetic. They chose to walk away.''
quote:yea and if Sterling Moore doesn't make a terrible play on the ball, they would have been in the super bowl.
If lee Evans doesn't drop a ball right in his chest flacon is in the Super Bowl before last year.
quote:He was absolute money in the playoffs though. He may not be the best qb in the NFL but you cannot question his production and ability to get that team wins.
But Flacco isn't good! If he doesn't throw that miracle hail mary at denver we're sitting here today talking about how overpaid flacco is at $80M deal, the fact that hail mary went down is incredible and his deal is insane bc it will cripple that franchise
quote:So you're basing his pay off one game? he just won a fricking Superbowl and threw 11 tds and 0 ints in the playoffs
$120M Quarterbacks don't go in to face the hot houston texans and get their arse handed to them 43-13 was the raping the texans put on the ravens at reliant this past season. You know what $120M quarterbacks do? Aaron rodgers walked into the undefeated texans house infront of a sunday night sellout and threw 6 TD on the texans defense that was the best in the league at the time and 42-24 was the arse whipping the packers put on the texans at the texans stadium
quote:Like the 49ers in the superbowl? That game was way more important than a random regular season game. And like you said Houston was a hot team and the ravens may have just had an off day
not basing it off 1 game, just saying big time quarterbacks show up when they play the best team in the league at the time.