According to the meaningless broader terms of his new six-year, $120.6 million contract, Joe Flacco is the highest paid player in NFL history, at least until the next franchise quarterback gets a new long-term contract. The full scope of the deal isn’t as important as the amount of guaranteed money, a detail that will come out when the contract is signed and submitted to the league next week. But it’s a nice big number to make a big fuss about. After all, those figures never get restructured – or removed entirely if he gets hurt towards the end of the deal. We do know that Flacco’s cap hit for the Ravens in 2013 is about $7 million, a figure far less crippling to the Ravens’ finances than some had hoped.
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