Brent Harris on Joe Flacco's megadeal
Reports emerged Friday evening that Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco will re-sign with the Baltimore Ravens on Monday. In a tweet, the Ravens confirmed that the terms of a contract have been reached, though some details remain.
GM Ozzie Newsome has confirmed that #Ravens, Flacco have parameters of a deal completed. Still have some language and details to work out.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) March 2, 2013
In an email with CSN Baltimore, Flacco's agent Joe Linta said the two sides have "agreed in principle" to a new contract, though the deal is not yet finalized.
Flacco's new contract is believed to be for six years at a value of more than $120 million, which will make the University of Delaware product the highest paid player in NFL history.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported on a statement obtained by Philadelphia radio host Adam Caplan that Flacco's agent Joe Linta said that the Ravens "verbally agreed" to Flacco's terms, but Linta and Flacco still need to review the contract. Assuming no issues, Linta's statement said, Flacco will sign the contract.
Fox Sports Jay Glazer first reported the contract agreement Friday evening, and many of Flacco's Ravens teammates have already reached out via the social networking site to congratulate their quarterback.
Last season Flacco threw for more than 3,800 yards and 22 touchdowns, but he saved his best performances for the playoffs. Flacco brought the Ravens to their second Super Bowl trophy with an almost flawless playoff run, earning the praise of his teammates and opponents alike.
In four playoff games, Flacco connected on 11 touchdowns without throwing a single interception. His accuracy and decision-making proved vital in the Ravens success. Against the 49ers in the Super Bowl, Flacco completed 22 of 33 passes for 287 yards and three touchdowns.
Terms of the contract have not been disclosed, but an announcement is expected at the Ravens team complex on Monday. In the weeks following the Super Bowl win, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti and general manager Ozzie Newsome repeatedly said they would do everything possible to keep Flacco a Raven. It looks like they were true to their word.
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