Joe Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, doesn’t need my help assistance in the negotiations to keep his client in Baltimore on for the long-term.
But just in case, I went ahead and did some math after the New York Jets and quarterback Mark Sanchez agreed to a three-year, $40.5 million on Friday night.
If Sanchez is worth roughly $13.5 million annually, it’s hard to think that Flacco isn’t either.
For starters, Flacco has complied a 44-20 regular-season record through his first four seasons, while Sanchez has gone 26-22 in his first three seasons in the Big Apple.
Flacco is the only quarterback in NFL history to have taken his team to the postseason in each of his first four seasons, while the Jets and Sanchez missed out on the playoffs in 2011 after making it to back-to-back AFC Championship Games in 2009 and 2010.
Flacco’s completion percentage for his career is 60.8 percent compared to Sanchez’s 55.3 percent. However, since Flacco has been in the league for one year longer than Sanchez, he’s attempted 544 more passes for his career.