I remember last year when the whole football world chuckled at Joe Flacco’s agent calling him elite. The joke is no longer on Jersey Joe, as he’s played at the highest level we’ve ever seen from him while leading the Baltimore Ravens to the brink of a championship. If he wins the Super Bowl after beating Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the road, ESPN’s John Clayton thinks Flacco has made a case for the huge contract he is seeking:
“He’s now made a case for $20 million a year,” Clayton said. “And I think he’s gonna try to hold to that. Last season what I was hearing was he was asking for about $17 million. But he was saying ‘okay fine, let me play this out.’ Now he’s in a position to make big money. And we’ll see if he can get over Drew Brees’ contract. I think he can.”
There was a time when it wouldn’t have been fathomable to put Joe Flacco and Drew Brees in the same sentence. Now, it looks like Flacco has made it his driving force to prove the naysayers wrong. It is a consensus from most that the $20 milli0n a season price tag Flacco will ask for is very possible if the Ravens win the Super Bowl.