U think we are getting flacco for substantially less then 6/100? Good luck with all of that.
6/60 and get rid of Cam. Plus throw in 10 year supply of fake moustaches.
Please put a clause in his contract that he can't keep saying how great he is... those that are great don't have to tell people.
If the lack of a deal is about the numbers, I think the Ravens are right to forgo the deal this year and see what the 2012 season brings. Right now, I'd say his body of work isn't worth 6/100, but I'd be happy to give him 2012 to convince me otherwise...
you pay for what you think your going to get as well as what hes done recently..
Was webb worth 50mil, hell no! Will he be worth it in a couple seasons, we all think so, the ravens think so, hence the apparent overpayment, but when its all said and done, it could be a bargain
The problem here is that Joe Flacco has done his part to help the team get even farther than they have already been. No, he did not play great against the Steelers in the playoffs, his third season. However, if Boldin catches that laser of a pass that split Polamalu and the LB, they're likely hosting the Jets in the AFC Championship Game and nobody would have given Sanchez a chance.
If Lee Evans catches another great pass, the Ravens are in the Super Bowl.
However, it didn't happen.
So, the Ravens will use the fact that it didn't happen, while Joe and his agent will use the fact that it wasn't Joe's fault that it didn't happen.
It's all posturing. It's nothing personal and it will get done.
[QUOTE=redmike34;441969]Hmmm... well, all I can say to that is that clearly you think Flacco's worth more than I do. At least at this point.
It's not what i value him as, it's what I think the market will bear, well that plus the fact that the ravens like to set records with their first round picks second contracts.... Flacco is no less elite then heap was when he got the highest TE contract in history...
The market says soemwhere between sanchez($14.5) and Eli($18m). You are fooling yourself if you think it will be less.
5/75 would be, IMO the absolute CHEAPEST deal flacco's agent could, in good faith, allow him to sign.
Put him out on the open market with teams bidding for him? As was the question posed, and I think $100m is in line with what reality would be 12 months from now.
Let's say Flacco has a similar year in 2012 to the first 4 years of his career, the Ravens make the playoffs again but not the Super Bowl and then he hits the market as a UFA. I don't think this will happen, but just as a hypothetical. So a guy who's regarded as between the #10-15 QB is on the market. What other teams are bidding for him? If it's a team with a great running game and defense but just looking for a decent QB to get them over the top (say the 49ers), well it's hard to see how that team could value Flacco more than the Ravens. If the Ravens don't make the Super Bowl in 2012 why would this other team think he could take them there? If it's a bad team than they would probably bring in Flacco to compete with a rookie for a starting job. Hard to see how that team values Flacco more than the Ravens.
I think one of the reasons negotiations could take a while is that the Ravens recognize there would not be a ton of competition for Flacco's services if he hit the market (as a 6th year guy who hasn't taken a very talented team to the Super Bowl) while Flacco's team doesn't see it that way.