The player rep for free agent Joe Flacco told CNBC on Tuesday that his client deserves to be the NFL's highest paid quarterback.
Ergo, the highest paid player. "When you do a contract of this magnitude, you look at what is the player's body of work presently," said agent Joe Linta. "And what are the expectations going forward over the next four, five or six years. Joe wins on both accounts." It's no longer news that Flacco is looking to cash in with a monster deal, but Linta's comments suggest negotiations will be no less contentious than they were between the Saints and Drew Brees last year. Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti has already said he expects Flacco's new deal to "probably cost (Baltimore) a couple players."