Originally posted by pasodoc9er:
And you know why we got him? Because the Ravens had just dumped $21 mil on Flacco's head. Guess what? Then they had to let go 5 or 6 other starters and all pros because of Flacco's incredibly inflated and undeserved paycheck. Sound familiar, anybody, Kap, Paraag, Trent?
All I can say to that is, "thank God they did".
Yeah, Flacco wasn't the sole reason Boldin was traded. Flacco's '13 cap number was just under 7M.
Suggs had a cap number of 13M and Ngata was at 11M. The Ravens also had over 17M in dead money.
Marathe and Baalke are incredibly forward thinking when it comes to cap management. The 49ers had just under 6M in dead money in 2013.