Flacco grabs extra 200K in bonuses

January, 23, 2010
Who knew an abysmal 10.0 passer rating could be worth so much?

According to his contract, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco earned a $200,000 bonus for his Jan. 10 victory over the New England Patriots in the wild-card round. Flacco completed just 4 of 10 passes in that game for 34 yards and an interception. But Baltimore ran the football 52 times against New England and won comfortably, 33-14.

The Ravens were eliminated the following week by the Indianapolis Colts, 20-3, in the divisional round. Flacco threw two interceptions against Indianapolis, as he struggled through the playoffs with a significantly bruised right hip and quad.

In addition to an increase in base salary, Flacco also earned $400,000 in bonuses last year for a pair of playoff victories against the Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans. Flacco became the first rookie quarterback to win two road postseason games, which is a feat Mark Sanchez of the New York Jets recently matched this year.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter



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