Boldin may not be Calvin Johnson tall, but he is FAR from a "small WR." In fact, he is one of the strongest WRs in the game and hard to take down. Boldin has more of a OLB body than a WR body.
With that said he is old so I agree that no team will give him a big contract, but when you give an "above average" but not great QB Elite QB money this is whats going to happen. Other players on the team are going to demand to be paid in the same way and get offended if they aren't.
Ravens will be in trouble for a long time thanks to the Flacco deal.
Does anyone remember that it was actually Eric Smith who broke Boldin's face in half during a disgusting hit at a Jets game?
If Boldin is released the Ravens will be left looking real foolish when Flukeo goes back to looking extremely mediocre. Boldin was the true MVP of that team in the final six games of last season. He went up and got every single jump ball thrown his way. Flukeo didn't have to do much when he had Boldin in his sights.