New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is currently the highest paid player, averaging $20 million per year.
Flacco led the Ravens to a victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII and was named the game's MVP. Drafted in the first round back in 2008, Flacco became the team's starting quarterback from Day 1.
He has thrown 102 touchdown passes in 80 career games in Baltimore. His teams have won the AFC North twice during his tenure and he has led Baltimore to three appearances in the AFC Championship Game.
Flacco may not have the honor of being the highest-paid player in the game for long. Green Bay Packers star Aaron Rodgers has two years left on the six-year extension he signed in 2008. He’ll be making just $9.25 million in 2013 and $10.5 million in 2014. Rodgers could get another extension this offseason. If he does, his contract certainly could top Flacco’s $20 million per year deal.
Rodgers completed 67.2 percent of his passes in 2012 for 4,295 yards, 39 touchdowns and eight interceptions. He led the league with a 108.0 quarterback rating and threw for 7.78 yards per attempt. Flacco threw for 3,817 yards with 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions while completing 59.7 percent of his passes. He had an 87.7 quarterback rating and threw for 7.19 yards per attempt.
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