Joe Flacco...franchise QB or JAG? Now highest paid NFL player.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:22 AM
I can see Flacco wanting top 10 or better money, but I can't see where his performances warrant much more than a #11-20 type contract. The league is full of high flying offenses, and his is not one of them.
At this point, I see him being little better than Peyton Hillis or DeSean Jackson letting their money affect their games.
Anyone see Flacco as more than a game manager at this point in his career? He seems just a little better than a JAG to me.
Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:40 PM
edit - yep, without even thinking about it I put Alex Smith into the game manager category. I think this is actually a good thing, calling Alex as "up" to this level of QB, but a bad thing for Flacco when I put him in the same category as Alex. Not a franchise guy, but good enough to get the job done.
What is JAG? Just a guy?
Posted 03 March 2012 - 05:39 PM
I expect that to improve to 63% completion 4000 yards and 2.5:1 TD to INT. With the possibility of a further jump if he ever gets a truly elite WR.
Joe Flacco's first 4 seasons are better than:
At this point in Flacco's career I would put him on the Eli Manning career path, although hopefully Flacco never wins a superbowl.
This post has been edited by MTskibum: 03 March 2012 - 05:40 PM
Posted 10 March 2012 - 03:34 AM
Be interesting to see what SF does with Smith.. I don't have him in the game manager category anymore.. he didn't 'not lose' the playoff game this year... he'd have won it... that idiot who dropped the ball in the endzone when Smith hit him in the numbers lost it. Smith played a hell of a game...
Interesting that you say Flacco will get a boost in numbers if they get an elite WR... I still think the former AZ WR who's there (Boldin) is.. as Fitz and Steve Smith south showed this year your QB impacts your stats a ton.
Posted 02 March 2013 - 09:12 PM
The $20.1 million annual average over six years makes Flacco the highest-paid player in NFL history, slightly more than Drew Brees' five-year, $100 million deal signed last offseason. There's still no word on how much is guaranteed, what the signing bonus is, or what the total payout will be over the first three years. These numbers are all far more important than the years and potential total amount over the life of the deal. For now, Flacco is the top dog.
Whew, now I never have to worry about the Ravens winning again. I think I said elsewhere if a SB is what it took for them to overpay Flacco and never win again, I'd accept that.
Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:10 PM
He's maybe a top 10 QB, but outside of the top 5 imo.
For me, these QBs all top Flacco
Flacco fits in this group somewhere, putting him in the 9-15 range. Russell Wilson, Kapernick, and others could pass him in a year or two, as well.