Wants to be paid. Wants elite QB money. Want to be paid as a top 5 quarterback.
Ravens have CAP problems. To Franchise Flacco will cost 15 to 18 mil. A two year will cost the Ravens some 35 mil. And Joe wants money
Flacco, big arm and downfield QB. Thrives in play action down field. Has won more games in 4 season than Drew Brees. Fits our supposed offense to a T.
We have 48+ mil in CAP
Shaub got 90m for 6 years
Ravens will need Joe to give a discount and others to restructure. Insists he wants the money.
Getting Joe is the QB Chud needs and it kills Blt.
There is no QB in the draft and waiting for 2014 means a two year loss of time. Thomas will be in his 8th year before he gets to block for a franchise QB, if we are lucky.
Weeds is a first round Heckert didn't want in the first. That draft pick is gone. Weeds could be a great 6 year back-up. Getting Flacco and Weeden as back-up solves QB for 6 years (on paper anyhow)
If the Pats beat the Ravens and do so convincingly, Flacco is more likely to move on. The Ravens are all in on the SB this year, or at least their fans are. Ray and Suggs and Reed are on their last legs.
The Free Agency of Flacco and the current state of talk adds another dimension to Sunday's game. If Flacco takes the Ravens to the SB, Ozzie has to resign him. If they are beaten and badly, the Ravens are facing a rebuild and not able to spend as much on a QB. Flacco understands the market. If the Ravens won't go 90 mil, a lot of other team will. Without a QB, you don't win. Flacco has been a winner.
There is a lot of talk of Weeden and Andersen and need of a quarterback. Flacco would look better in orange than any other option. It is doable. It kills an AFCN rival. Pitt is in decline. Flacco and Weeden for six years, plus 48 million in CAP money, a top level pick, jump starts us to the playoffs. Has me thinking playoffs in 2013.