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Where Joe Flacco's cap number ranks

4/2/2014

The biggest misconception about Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is his contract and how it impacts the team's ability to sign free agents.

Flacco, who signed a six-year, $120.6 million contract last year, actually has manageable salary cap numbers for this year and 2015. His $14.8 million cap number isn't the highest on the team. It ranks behind defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's $16 million cap number.

Flacco's cap number doesn't even rank in the top 10 among quarterbacks. It's tied for 11th with the Patriots' Tom Brady.

Half of the quarterbacks who have a higher cap number than Flacco in 2014 haven't won a Super Bowl. Eli Manning, who has the highest cap number among quarterbacks this season at $20.4 million, threw an NFL-worst 27 interceptions last season.

Flacco is making $6 million this year in salary, which also doesn't top the Ravens. Ngata ($8 million) and cornerback Lardarius Webb ($7.5 million) are earning more than Flacco in 2014.

Here are the 14 quarterbacks whose 2014 cap number is over $10 million: