Super Bowl XLVII’s Most Valuable Player and champion quarterback Joe Flacco came to terms with the Baltimore Ravens last night on Flacco’s new $120.6 million contract, to be spread out across the next six years, according to The Baltimore Sun.
Flacco and the Ravens are scheduled to finalize that contract on Monday.
After it’s all said and done, Joe Flacco will become the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Right behind Flacco in terms of player contracts is quarterback Drew Bees of the New Orleans Saints. Last year, Bees agreed to a five year, $100 million contract.
To the credit of the Ravens’ management, much thought and hard work went into keeping Flacco in Baltimore following his Super Bowl win, and for keeping the winning quarterback from entering the free agency market when he became eligible on March 12.
Last night after the news of Flacco’s contract agreement was announced, Ravens’ teammate Ray Rice tweeted, “dinner and a few nights on Joe Flacco when we get back … well deserved.”
Gino Gradkowski, Ravens’ center said that Flacco deserved his new contract.
“He's a hardworking guy, a great leader. He had a great year. I think he silenced a lot of critics.”
Records set at Super Bowl XLVII