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If one of the arguments you use as to why Baltimore Ravens quarteback Joe Flacco doesn’t deserve his three-year contract extension worth 66 million dollars is because the Ravens won the Super Bowl with Trent Dilfer in 2000 and Dilfer didn’t cost that much. . . You need to stop talking about football. At least, as it relates to the Ravens.

It is amazing how many dense people bring up Dilfer into a conversation that relates to Flacco as if the 2000 Ravens and the 2012 Ravens were the exact same team and won the Super Bowl the exact same way.

If one of the arguments you use as to why Flacco doesn’t deserve his three-year contract extension worth 66 million dollars is because Flacco’s Super Bowl run in 2012 was a fluke and the Ravens defense carried him to a Super Bowl trophy. . . You need to stop talking about football. At least, as it relates to the Ravens.

A lot of people act as if Flacco started the the run of QB’s making a lot of money when guys with little to no playoff success at the position like Carson Palmer and Michael Vick were already making at least 16 million dollars a year as early as 2012 before Flacco signed his first big contract.

People have been complaining about Flacco’s contract since 2013 and continue to do so with his new contract and I’m just so sick and tired of people ignorantly mouthing off about how Flacco doesn’t deserve the money he is making. These people most likely have no business being a sports agent of any kind.

Contracts in sports are not about how much a player is worth as much as it is the market that is set in place and the quality of players available at the specific position.

Flacco is going to make over 22 million dollars this year and plenty of people (I’m not going to directly call out anyone) have a problem with that. My question to the Flacco contract critics is, how much do you think Flacco should be making a year? Because all I ever see are people whining about Flacco’s contract but never offering a salary that he should be making on an annual basis.

Quarterback Sam Bradford of the Philadelphia Eagles for example is currently scheduled to make a little over 17 million dollars a year over the next two seasons. Tell me what exactly has Bradford done in this league to earn 17.5 million dollars a year? This is the same Bradford who is entering his seventh NFL season now and he has never led his team to eight wins in a season and has never thrown for over 21 touchdown passes in a season in the pass-happy NFL era.

Once again, contracts in sports are not about how much a player is worth as much as it is the market set in place and the quality of players available at the specific position. And with the NFL salary cap expected to rise over the next few years, contracts will only go up.

So even though Bradford at this point is an average at best quarterback, there are still a few quarterbacks in the grand scheme of things who are as good him or better than him.

So if the market says Bradford is worth a little over 17 million dollars over the next two seasons, if you are a Flacco contract critic, why do you have a problem with Flacco only making a little over 4 million dollars more than Bradford over the next two seasons?

To the Flacco contract critics, do you think Flacco should settle for making less than Bradford on an annual basis or that he should make the same as Bradford?

Let’s forget about Bradford for a moment. What about Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler who is making 18 million dollars a year over the next four seasons despite only starting in seven games in his entire four-year career? And Osweiler is only making 4 million dollars less than Flacco over the next couple of seasons.

Osweiler is scheduled to make more money annually than more proven quarterbacks like Tony Romo, Matthew Stafford, Andy Dalton and Alex Smith.

I don’t see a lot articles out here about how Osweiler and Bradford are overpaid. But ya, let’s keep talking about Flacco who is a Super Bowl MVP, has 10 playoff wins since he entered the league in 2008 (most in NFL) has 25 career playoff touchdown passes (10th most in NFL history and third among active players) while is also 16th in NFL history NFL in playoff passing yards.

Ya, Flacco is the guy who should have countless of articles written about how he is overpaid.