6 Mar 2013

Flacco staying with Ravens

11:35 am on 6 March 2013

Quarterback Joe Flacco has signed a six-year contract to remain with the American Football champion Baltimore Ravens.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but various media reports said it was worth $146 million, moving him past New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and his six-year, $145 million deal, as the league's top earner.

Flacco was named Super Bowl MVP as the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers last month.

Flacco insists the amount he'll earn isn't important in itself, but he does say being amongst the best paid does matter.

Baltimore drafted Flacco 18th overall out of the University of Delaware in 2008 and he was installed as the starting quarterback as a rookie.

He has started all 80 regular season games of his NFL career.