Originally Posted by TonyR
Flacco has a great arm, always has. And you have to give the guy credit for how well he's played in the postseason. The problem is he's been very inconsistent, and sometimes just not very good, in the regular season. He played poorly quite a few times this past season. The Ravens barely made the playoffs. If you don't make the playoffs you can't win in them. We'll see if his performance this past postseason carries over into next season. Chances are he reverts back to something closer to the way he's played the last couple of regular seasons. And we'll find out if that's good enough.
I'd give up a few regular season wins for clutch in the playoffs and a Title every single year. You can cite regular season "inconsistencies" all you want, but it amounts to nothing but hyperbole and sour grapes.
Players are paid retroactively all the time in the NFL, and Flacco went out and got it done in a contract year and earned the contract he signed.