Originally posted by 49erFaithful6:
Originally posted by Niners99:Best contract postseason of all time, not year. He was extremely mediocre this year.
59.7 comp.%, 3817 yds, 22 TD, 10 INT
Plus, if you look at the QBR chart for 2012, you have to scroll all the way down to 25th place to find Flacco's name. 46.8 QBR. Topped by BOTH Jake Locker and Matt Hasselbeck.
Hes a rich man's Alex Smith. Theres nothing wrong with having a Joe Flacco, but to pay him like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, etc? Its ridiculous.
He had the best year of any QB. Postseason >>>>>>>>> Regular Season. The Ravens cannot possibly low ball him after what he did in January and February. Every QB would gladly trade their season for Flacco's.
Youre missing the point. The point is, hes not the main reason the Ravens keep making the postseason. You pay a QB not only for what they can do in the playoffs, but their ability to lead you there. Joe Flacco is not the reason the Ravens make the playoffs every year. Hes always been a very mediocre regular season QB. Their D had always been a big part of their success, and now its getting old.
Regardless of how good a postseason Joe Flacco had, hes not worth being the highest paid player in the NFL. Hes not even worth top 5 money. you could even argue hes not worth top TEN money. I can easily find 10 QB's id rather have.
The Ravens were in a tough spot, I agree. Flacco put himself in a very good position to make big money, but hes going to be the most overpaid player in the NFL for years to come. He got Tom Brady/Aaron Rodgers/Drew Brees money! For 6 years. All because of one postseason. All technically because of one HORRIBLE blown deep coverage by Rahim Moore of the Denver Broncos. If he stays in textbook position for that play, theres no miracle catch, and the Ravens season ends in the 2nd round.
Its insane that hes getting paid that much. Hes not the kind of QB that you make the highest paid player of all time, for fear you might lose him. Hes a top 10-15 QB, which ISNT a franchise type guy that deserves franchise long term money. Hes just not. You offer him something more reasonable, and if he says "not acceptable", then you start making a plan B for QB. You cant put your team in that kind of cap bind for the next 6 years for a QB like Joe Flacco. Its irresponsible.
[ Edited by Niners99 on Mar 2, 2013 at 2:15 PM ]