Ravens QB Flacco signs NFL’s richest contract

Ravens QB Flacco signs NFL’s richest contract

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens throws a pass behind a block by Bryant McKinnie #78 against the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Ravens won 34-31. Flacco has signed a new contract worth $120.6 million over six years, making him the highest paid player in NFL history.

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by DAVID GINSBURG / The Associated Press

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Posted on March 4, 2013 at 3:17 PM

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has signed a new contract worth $120.6 million over six years, making him the highest paid player in NFL history.

The Super Bowl MVP finalized the deal Monday. Flacco will receive a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money. Flacco says, “It’s not really about the money, it’s about that respect.”

The 28-year-old Flacco threw 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions during the postseason and led the Ravens to a Super Bowl win over San Francisco.

That probably helped him in negotiations, but Flacco says, “I think I’m an asset to this team. ... The fact that we won the Super Bowl just comes with that. If we didn’t win the Super Bowl this year, I still think I’m worth the same.”

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