Earlier this offseason, the Baltimore Ravens made Joe Flacco, a player who many, including myself, believe should not be included in any top five quarterback list, the richest player in NFL history. His contract, worth more than $120 million over six years also brought some nice wealth to his agent, Joe Linta.
Linta, however, had a unique way of displaying his gratitude Sunday when he told the USA Today that the Ravens were “dumb” for failing to pay the quarterback, prior to winning the Super Bowl, a $16 million contract before last season.
The criticism would likely fall on the shoulders of Ozzie Newsome, widely considered one of the smartest general managers in football and the architect of two Super Bowl winning teams. For me, the suggestion that Flacco, who up until last season was not considered a top ten quarterback by virtually anyone, was worth $16 million is, in essence, “dumb.”