For Some Reason, Joe Flacco is Now Highest-Paid QB

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Joe Flacco is No. 1

Joe Flacco is No. 1

The completely average Joe Flacco is now the highest-paid quarterback (and player) in the NFL. The Baltimore Ravens doled out a little more than $120 million for a new six-year deal, according to Adam Schefter.

Little Joey’s new contract surpasses the $20-million-per-season pact Drew Brees signed last season.

Why do we care?

Well, if a joker like Little Joey Flacco is worth $20 million per season, then what is Aaron Rodgers worth? Maybe $25 million a year?

Clearly, the Green Bay Packers aren’t going to hand out that kind of money, but they’ll probably be forced to use Flacco’s deal as a yardstick. That is, unless Rodgers pulls a Tom Brady and lets the Packers sign him to a cap-friendly deal in the name of staying competitive.

It’s a good thing contracts aren’t based on production or the Packers would be in serious trouble. Here’s where Flacco and Rodgers ranked in 2012 in the major statistical categories.

Yards — Rodgers (8), Flacco (14)
Completion percentage — Rodgers (3), Flacco (19)
Yards per attempt — Rodgers (5), Flacco (14)
Touchdowns — Rodgers (2), Flacco (15)
Rating — Rodgers (1), Flacco (12)

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16 Comments on "For Some Reason, Joe Flacco is Now Highest-Paid QB"

  1. Vijay

    Yes, but Flacco did step up with a Rodgers-like performance in the Playoffs which prompted the ROI to be spent. He’s a smart pocket QB, so don’t expect his production to dramatically drop now that he’s got a lot more money…don’t expect his production to dramatically increase either. Rodgers will be fine but they must take care of that soon before $25M becomes the new threshold.

  2. Vijay

    Yes, but Flacco did step up with a Rodgers-like performance in the Playoffs which prompted the ROI to be spent. He’s a smart pocket QB, so don’t expect his production to dramatically drop now that he’s got a lot more money…don’t expect his production to dramatically increase either. Rodgers will be fine but they must take care of that soon before $25M becomes the new threshold.

  3. mxz600

    Flacco surely made himself some money in the post season……But did he deserve to be the highest paid player in the NFL?….I say not even close. I dont have a problem with players getting their money….BUT…….When you have 53 players sharing a 123 million dollar pot…..20 million of that, going to one player, is insane. I dont care who the player is….1/6 of the salary cap to one player is ridiculous. Sooner rather than later, that will have to change, and it will…………Back in 1989, it cost Jerry Jones 140 million to buy the cowboys AND a stadium…..Soon, for 140 million, all you can buy is 1 QB.

  4. mxz600

    idk…I just think its a sad day for the NFL…When a 5 year starting QB, who’s average completion percentage is 60.5 with 102 tds, and 56 interceptions, with a career passer rating of 86.3 is the NFL’s highest paid player……….Lets compare his #’s against Rodgers 5 years starting…..Rodgers completion percentage is 65.7….with 170 tds, against 45 interceptions and a career 104.9 passer rating…Not to mention a league MVP………So the question is, what is Rodgers worth based on that info?……….Flacco’s signing was a sad day for the economics of NFL QB’s.

  5. mxz600

    If Rodgers said to the Packers, give me 1 dollar more than what Flacco is getting. I think that would be generous of Rodgers. Because based on Flacco’s #’s….Rodgers agent can easily demand 22-23 million a year….and get it.

  6. DD

    According to you douchebags, Rodgers was better than Favre because he won just as many Superbowls. Well, now Flacco has just as many Superbowl wins as well. But you’re saying he doesn’t deserve it. Why doesn’t your logic apply here?

    • mxz600

      douchebags huh?…Rodgers wasn’t better than Favre, he is better, in every category…1st 5 years starting Favre = 147tds…77picks…88.7 passer rating……….Rodgers = 170tds…45 picks…..105.7 passer rating…………….Favre isnt even close….douchebag.

      • DD

        Not a douchebag? Did you see that 60 minutes video when he started crying like a faggot when a guy as tall as him called him short? He lists himself at 6’2 even though he was clearly shorter than the 6’2 Favre at that homo awards ceremony. I mean jesus, what kind of faggot lies about his height? Rodgers stats are the result of blowout wins against shitty teams over the last two years. Eli Manning has more 4th quarter comebacks and superbowls than Rodgers. Based on stats Romo and Culpepper are better QBs than Favre too. But most of all, Rodgers sucks other dude’s dongs, which is weird and gay.

  7. Shawn Iltarion

    Bad move by the Ravens, though they were in a tough spot.

    Obviously, they didn’t want to repeat the embarrassment of the Drew Brees saga and therefore they closed their eyes, plugged their nose and dove in.

    It would have taken incredible balls to dick around with their starter right after he won the Super Bowl. I’m not sure even TT has that kind of balls.

    Anyway, with more than a 4th of their salary cap invested in their QB and RB, and a defense set to lose both its leaders to retirement, the Ravens will fail to rebuild their defense and not win another title under Flacco.

    He’ll be rich though.

  8. Andy

    I’m hoping that rodgers will do a brady, The salary doesnt equate to the quality of the player, so even if flacco is paid the most it doesnt mean he is the best. Hopefully TT and Rodgers will meet in the middle maybe get him 14-15m a year for a bunch of years

  9. DevilDon

    Joe flaccid might be able to sell a rat’s asshole to a blind man as a wedding ring but he’s not tricking me.
    Average QB and elite pay – shame on the Ravens.

  10. longtimepackersfanin Texas

    Another Mark Sanchez on the rise…? Extreme sad day for sports when mediocre players get such accolades. It wasn’t that long ago that they were asking for his head in Brawltimore…

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