Having once taken a stand and delivered on his idea that he should be paid like an elite quarterback, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco supports teammate Anquan Boldin's desire to be paid in full by the Super Bowl champions.

Boldin told USA TODAY Sports he was unwilling to take a pay cut from the Ravens in the final year of his contract, as a "matter of principles." And while Flacco would like to see the wide receiver back in 2013, he sees the bottom line, too.

"Without him, we don't win the Super Bowl. He's a huge part of this team and someone I want to see back," Flacco told USA TODAY Sports. "Obviously, when you're a player of his caliber, you believe you're worth a number and that's what you should get. He's going to stick to his guns, and that's the way it should be."

The Ravens quarterback and wide receiver participated in former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner's "Ultimate Football Experience"' flag football charity event at Arizona Cardinals headquarters on Saturday. After three seasons together in Baltimore, Flacco says the relationship was hitting its stride.