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Looking at where Ravens QB Joe Flacco's contract stands after Derek Carr's big deal

Looking at where Ravens QB Joe Flacco's contract stands after Derek Carr's big deal

It didn’t seem that long ago when the Ravens’ Joe Flacco, who signed a six-year, $125 million with $44 million in guaranteed money in March 2016, was the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

That distinction now belongs to the Oakland Raiders’ Derek Carr while Flacco dropped another peg down that list. Carr’s new deal became official Friday and according to multiple reports, the five-year extension is for $125 million and it includes just over $70 million in total guarantees.

If you base it on average money per year during the duration of the contract, Carr’s figure of $25 million is the highest among quarterbacks. If you base it on guaranteed...

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