Meet the New Highest-Paid Player in NFL History

Ravens QB Joe Flacco will get $120.6M over six years

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 2, 2013 5:44 AM CST

(Newser) – Before this year's playoffs, Joe Flacco had the reputation of being an under-appreciated underdog. Funny what a Super Bowl ring and an MVP trophy can do: The Ravens quarterback has agreed to a $120.6 million contract over six years that will make him the highest-paid player in NFL history, reports the Baltimore Sun and ESPN. His average of $20.1 million a season, or about $169,000 per game, puts him just ahead of the Saints' Drew Brees. Now if he can just control that potty-mouth ...

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to throw a pass during the Super Bowl.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco looks to throw a pass during the Super Bowl.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FIle)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy.   (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez)
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