Quarterback Joe Flacco set the bar for quarterback pay with his league-record six-year, $120.6 million contract after winning Super Bowl XLVII.
That contract has since been passed as the market for elite quarterbacks keeps getting higher and higher, and Flacco isn't ignoring some of the large figures attached to recent quarterback contracts.
"I don't know if I relate it to me, but you definitely pay attention to it," Flacco said. "You see, man, guys are getting a lot of money. But I've already done that. It's not that big of a deal. As far as it relates to me, I didn't really think too much about it."
Most recently, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers signed a reported four-year, $65 million contract extension that guarantees him $20.8 million per season. He's the sixth quarterback to pass Flacco's $20.1 million per year.
That list also includes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers ($22 million per year), Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson ($21.9 million per year), Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ($20.85 million per year), Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton ($20.76 million per year) and Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ($20.76 million per year).
Flacco was asked about those contracts because he'll likely have a chance to get back up to near the top of that list. His current deal might need to be restructured for salary cap purposes after the 2015 season, as his cap hit rises to $28.55 million in 2016.