Joe Flacco will remain the starting quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens in the next few years. Flacco and the Ravens agreed upon a three-year extension through 2021, according to reports on Wednesday.
Adam Caplan of ESPN reported the figures of the deal, which is said to be worth $66.4 million and includes the NFL record signing bonus of $40 million. About $44 million in the deal is guaranteed for Flacco, who will be playing in his 9th NFL season later this year.
“This only happens two or three times in a career. I had to sit back and remind myself what a big deal this is and what a big decision this is. I’m as happy as can be. I’m not going to think about this another day past today.” Flacco said at a press conference announcing his new deal in Baltimore.
Flacco added that both sides quickly agreed to the deal and he was happy that it went down faster than he anticipated.
In the last eight NFL seasons, all with the Ravens, Flacco has totaled 28,322 passing yards with 162 touchdowns and 102 interceptions. Last year, he played in just 10 games and had 2,791 passing yards on 266 of 413 completions with 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Here are some reactions from Twitter by NFL, Ravens fans and analysts on Flacco’s extension with the Ravens:
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