Joe Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, is attempted do what every good agent does. He’s attempting to get the best deal possible for his client. But the way he’s going about it may not be the most rational way.
You see unlike the rest of us, Linta believes that Flacco is a top 5 quarterback and that he deserves top 5 money. Linta isn’t basing his belief on the full picture of Flacco’s situation, he’s strictly looking at the numbers. And in this case, the numbers are lying.
“If the game is about wins and losses, he has to be in the top five [quarterbacks],” Linta said. “He is a player who has been extremely durable, never missed a game. And he’s done something that no one has ever done. In his four years in the league, he has never missed a game and has more wins than any other quarterback.”
While that all may be true, you’d be hard pressed to find many people that will agree with Linta’s notion. Many because of names like Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Rivers, Eli, and Big Ben, but that’s beside the point. While Flacco is a good quarterback, he’s not a top 5 quarterback at this moment. But this is all in the name of a contract extension so I can’t say that I blame Linta for his thoughts.