Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will either get a huge long-term deal or get the team's Franchise Tag placed on him. Either way, he will get a big payday, be it for one year or many. The quarterback position in the NFL is obviously the league;s highest-paid position and after winning Super Bowl XLVII and being named MVP due to a record-setting passing performance, Flacco will deserve to be paid among the top QBs in the game.
The question is, exactly where he is placed in comparison and how much is that worth?
There also is a huge difference between what these players base salaries are and the cap hit on their team, based on how their contracts were configured. For instance, according to Spotrac.com, the player with the highest base salary for 2013 is Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning, at $20 million. However, while his cap hit is the exact same, it is only fourth highest in the NFL, behind New England Patriots QB Tom Brady ($21.8M), New York Giants QB Eli Manning ($20.85M), and Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford ($20.82M).
What Is Flacco Worth?
Baltimore Beat Down | Feb 24