Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco deserves to be the richest athlete in ‘Charm City’

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Joe Flacco is undoubtedly an elite quarterback.

After guiding Baltimore to a 34-31 upset victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, it’s more evident than ever that Ravens star Joe Flacco is an elite quarterback.

The 6-foot-6, 245 pound Flacco, who Baltimore took out of the University of Delaware with the 18th pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, thoroughly outplayed Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Colin Kaepernick in the playoffs to propel the Ravens to their second crown in franchise history.

Flacco, a 28-year-old who completed 22 of 33 throws for 287 yards and three touchdowns against San Francisco’s formidable defense, earned the Most Valuable Player award for his glowing display under center.

Unfortunately for the Ravens, the former Blue Hen is set to become a free agent in March and Baltimore’s suits will need to spend in excess of $100 million to retain Flacco’s invaluable services.

Consistently producing in “Charm City,” and being blessed with the strongest arm in the league today, Flacco, who has tossed 102 scores, against 56 interceptions, for 17,633 yards in 80 starts, now owns a 9-4 record in the postseason.

Cynics, or asinine mouthpieces, long discounted Flacco’s achievements on the gridiron because he’s been afforded the advantages of performing behind a powerful offensive line with standout running back Ray Rice in the backfield.

Now, those same denigrators look like shaggy muffs without any feel for the game of football.

To appease their youngster, the Baltimore Ravens will wisely relent and give boatloads of cash to one of the preeminent passers in the NFL today, Joe Flacco.

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