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Flacco's Cap Number Has Averaged To 12 Million Over The Last Three Seasons

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The Ravens are now 1-4 and obviously Flacco critics who don't know how the salary cap works will say, "Maybe the Ravens shouldn't have given Flacco all that money" well maybe the Flacco critics should finally learn how the salary cap works.

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The Ravens are 1-4 and somehow as usual the blame goes to quarterback Joe Flacco and the money he received during the 2013 offseason which was a six year deal worth 120 million. Flacco's contract apparently is the reason why Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees can't get his defense to play consistently well for four quarters in any football game. Even a preseason football game.

Flacco's contract apparently is the reason why players in the Ravens secondary lack technique at crucial times in close games constantly. Flacco's contract apparently is the reason why the Ravens have lost 11 games since 2012 when leading in the fourth quarter.

Flacco's contract apparently is the reason why Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, Steve Smith sr, Dennis Pitta, Breshad Perriman and Lardarius Webb are all hurt.

It's funny. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the highest paid player in the NFL averaging 22 million a year and his team is 5-0. Why isn't his contract crippling his team?

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is earning More Money than Flacco and his team is 5-0. Why isn't his contract crippling his team?

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is going to earn more money than Flacco at this moment over the next Three Seasons and his team is 4-0. Why isn't his contract crippling his team?

The list goes on and on but the fact of the matter is, a lot of good quarterbacks are getting paid. And paid nicely. Good quarterbacks are not cheap. Not any longer. But that seems to be hard for Flacco critics to grasp.

Brian McFarland of RussellStreetReport.com illustrates Flacco's contract numbers below.

The salary cap numbers highlighted in Flacco's first-three seasons under this contract average to around 12.5 million. If there is anyone out there who believes Flacco's contract in his first-three years of this deal is a problem, they need serious help.

The numbers in 2016-2018 will be addressed as the Ravens noted in the Offseason.

Flacco's contract is the least of the Ravens worries. So instead of people blindly blaming Flacco on the Ravens historic poor start, they should point their attention to a defense that might be the worst in the NFL.