Originally Posted by tony hipchest
ozzie is no dummy.
basically this deal will be akin to slapping flacco with the franchise tag twice, and give the ravens an easy out when he falls back to earth.
...meanwhile, flacco's infantile ego can be stroked to the tune of a T-Rex beating off!
This was my exact thought Tony, can't really lose. If he plays up to the contract, that means we have a ridiculous QB, and if he doesn't, the cap hit in the first 2 years is LOWER than if we franchise tag him.
In short, this is going to let us do a deal with Flacco in a year he is NOT superbowl MVP.