Owings Mills, MD (Sports Network) - The Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Joe
Flacco have reportedly agreed to terms on a new contract.
According to multiple media outlets, including the Baltimore Sun, the Super
Bowl XLVII MVP will finalize the deal at the Under Armour Performance Center
No financial terms were disclosed, but the pact is expected to make Flacco the
highest paid quarterback in NFL history, according to multiple league sources.
Flacco's rookie contract expired following the Ravens' epic postseason run in
which the 28-year-old University of Delaware product threw 11 touchdowns and
zero interceptions as he guided Baltimore to its second Super Bowl title in
The Ravens had until March 4 to either ink Flacco to a new deal, apply the
franchise tag or watch the man who led them to the Super Bowl test the market
in free agency.
Flacco has been one of the more durable quarterbacks in the league since
Baltimore selected him with the 18th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
The 6-foot-6 New Jersey native has started all 80 regular-season games over
the past five seasons, racking up 17,633 yards and 102 touchdowns to go with
Flacco has led the Ravens to the postseason every season during his five-year
tenure and is 9-4 overall in the playoffs.
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