Sports NFL Fans: Flacco gets extension; $44M fully guaranteed

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  1. GaryPuppet

    GaryPuppet Well-Known Member

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    $44M fully guaranteed! Is he so good that he deserves that much?



    Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco signed a three-year extension with the team on Wednesday that puts him under contract through 2021.

    Keeping Joe Flacco through 2021 just as important as additional cap space for Ravens[/paste:font]
    While the Ravens were probably hoping for a little more cap space, securing Joe Flacco for the long term is just as important as the short-term economics.

    The team didn't announce terms, but a source told ESPN's Adam Caplan that the deal is worth $66.4 million with $44 million fully guaranteed ($40 million in a signing bonus and a $4 million base salary in Year 1). The deal is expected to free up much-needed space under the salary cap for Baltimore.

    The Ravens were looking to lower Flacco's $28.55 million cap number, which is the third highest in the NFL, before the start of free agency on March 9. Flacco's contract presented a major opportunity for Baltimore to create cap space.

    By giving Baltimore more cap space, Flacco is expected to receive more guaranteed money than what he was scheduled to earn over the final three years of his current deal ($58.6 million) and continue to average more than $20 million per season.

    The Ravens had just $2,867,494 in cap space as of Wednesday and recently placed the franchise tag on kicker Justin Tucker (worth $4.5 million).

    The Ravens have two key starters set to enter free agency -- offensive lineman Kelechi Osemele and linebacker Courtney Upshaw -- and could use the cap space to try to re-sign both.
     
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    I just heard this and my reaction is :wtf:
     
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    No he's not that good imo this is ridiculous guaranteed money
     
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    Eagles extended Sam Bradford. Now THAT is funny.
     
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    ^ This
     
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    Yeah, that one totally caught me by surprise yesterday.
     
  7. Murcielago

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    Ravens had to do something, without restructuring he alone was about to eat up 20% of their annual salary cap.
     
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    guaranteed sure does make you sleep better
     
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    I dont get the love for Flacco, he's jut a guy. Maybe its the scarcity of talent at the QB position that makes him more valuable than he really is.
     
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    There go the price of tickets
     
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    This might be even more ridiculous than the money the Bears gave Cutler....MIGHT.
     
  12. DrSublux

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    I love how you can get around a hard salary cap by just giving bonuses. Kind of defeats the purpose of a cap when all is said and done.
     
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    Yup when you win a Super Bowl and are the MVP of that Super Bowl and win more Playoff road games then any other QB ever your going to get paid. Funny how that works.

    Good for him to help out the club and himself
     
  14. Murcielago

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    The signing bonus counts against the cap over the lifetime of the contract, whether the guy is playing or not. Teams that do this can end up carrying so much "dead money" that it wrecks their roster.
     
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    Bingo.

    The jets have had 11 QB's since Eli Manning started his run with the Giants.. If you get a steady guy, you're lucky. the ravens want to keep theirs.
     
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    Sounds like the same dumb logic people use for Eli. The guy never won a playoff game besides his two super bowl runs and people want to put him in the hall of fame. 9 of his 11 years have been a failure.
     
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    Yea, but at 12.5 cap hit for 2 years. Not bad at all.
     
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    If these teams would spend the money on OL's instead they could put any major college program QB back there and score. If you have a great QB, fine, pay him. But if he's mid-pack don't toss away the future just because he's better than a rookie.
     
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    He wasn't just a guy in the 2012 post-season. 11 TDs/0 INTs. They don't get to, never mind win, Super Bowl XLVII without him.

    Who would you rather have, Romo, Rivers, Dalton, or Stafford. who put up gaudy numbers in the regular season, yet have next to no post-season success? Flacco has never gone "one and done" in the playoffs.

    It's also the scarcity of talent at the position.

    Having said all that, that number is still too high. But I guess he had them over a (cap) barrel. :dontknow:

    He tore his ACL in week 11 last season, yet they're talking (and paying him) like he's going to be ready for the start of the 2016 season. I wouldn't bet on that.
     
  20. Dick Fitzwell

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    I'm a Ravens fan. I think Flacco is a colossal ass.

    The team needs to put its focus on defense again ... it's what won them their championships.
     
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