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If the deal is finalized, the veteran quarterback would receive in excess of $120 million over six years, according to a person close to the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract has not yet been signed.
Flacco would earn more than the $20 million average salary Drew Brees receives with the New Orleans Saints.
Fox Sports first reported the new deal.
Reaching agreement with Flacco before Monday’s 4 p.m. franchise deadline means the Ravens are assured of retaining their starting quarterback and don’t have to take a salary cap hit of approximately $19.5 million.
On Feb. 7, Newsome said, “If we are able to get a deal done, it will allow us to participate more in the (free agent) market, if we so choose.”
The 28-year-old Flacco is the only quarterback to win a postseason game in each of his first five pro seasons. He had a spectacular playoffs and Super Bowl this year, throwing for 11 touchdowns with no interceptions.
He also holds the record for playoff road wins with six.
“We’ve never lost a great, great franchise player from the beginning,” Bisciotti said. “I’m just very comfortable that it will get done.”
On Friday, it did.
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