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#1: The Ravens have their franchise quarterback and they might want to sign him to that extension soon.
After all the ridicule and unfair criticism that was heaped on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in his first four NFL seasons, it's clear that he thinks highly of himself and the Ravens think highly of him, too, so much that it is believed that they offered him a five-year contract extension that is worth somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. Given how well Flacco played in the loss to New England in the AFC championship game last year and also given how much funny money mediocre quarterbacks such as Kevin Kolb and Ryan Fitzpatrick are raking in, that seems like fair value for an ascending quarterback who just so happens to have one of the strongest right arms in the NFL and a resume that includes more wins than any other quarterback in his first four seasons. But after his near-flawless performance against the Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night, the Ravens should maybe forge his signature on that contract before Flacco goes out the next few games and plays well enough to earn a little more cash for his young family.