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Thread: Flacco is now the highest paid player in NFL history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crasherino View Post
    Sure they are over paying for him but they're not fools as you suggest. Like it or not, his value sky rocketed at the exact right time for him. And while there is a PR aspect to this, the football aspect predominates. The Ravens cannot let their talented, young QB go even if he needs to be paid $20m instead of $14m which he should probably get.

    Giants had the same issue with Eli...ditto the Jets with Chad. If you want to keep what you think to be a franchise QB, you need to step up and pay them. At the time, Eli didn't deserve to be the highest paid QB in the league, but he won a Super Bowl, his name was Manning - you don't cut bait in that situation over a few million. And while Chad was a different story, somewhat, with the Jets and clearly warranted less than what Eli/Flacco got (on a relative basis), the Jets had to make a commitment to him - just the way it works. With Eli it worked out. Chad? Not so much.

    Eli restructured in the 2012 offseason to lower his cap hit. And then promptly missed the playoffs. I never said these teams should cut bait, just that the sentiment of, "he won a Super Bowl, pay him whatever he wants!" is a bad team-building strategy. The Ravens could have done better with these negotiations, but not much better.

    You can count on one hand the number of QBs in the league who deserve Flacco money, and Flacco isn't one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe W. Namath View Post
    Exactly. If Flacco just won the jets a super bowl everyone on this board would be ok w that contract.
    Hell, there are a ton of posters on the board who think it would be a great idea to pay a friggn' cornerback $16MM per year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASG0531 View Post
    TX, if Welker makes that catch in the Super Bowl, would you have signed him to a monster WR deal, or treated the situation the same as it played out?
    No, that would not change the situation at all.

    Look, Welker has been a great player for the Pats over the past several years.

    But you don't sign a 32-year old slot receiver to a "monster deal".

    Pats desparately need one or two WR's who can stretch the field and make plays downfield.

    Haven't had that since Randy Moss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatsFanTX View Post
    No, that would not change the situation at all.

    Look, Welker has been a great player for the Pats over the past several years.

    But you don't sign a 32-year old slot receiver to a "monster deal".

    Pats desparately need one or two WR's who can stretch the field and make plays downfield.

    Haven't had that since Randy Moss.
    Soo... what you're saying is that you're evaluating a contract for a player based on his future expectations, not on his past merits? Do you think the Ravens took that approach?

    PS. I completely agree with you on what the Pats need... maybe not necessarily 2, but at least 1, assuming Gronk and Hernandez are completely healthy,

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