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Joe Flacco: New deal about respect

Updated: March 4, 2013, 10:02 PM ET
By Jamison Hensley | ESPN.com

OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco insisted there's more significance to his new six-year, $120.6 million deal than becoming the NFL's highest-paid player.

The Super Bowl MVP will receive a $29 million signing bonus and $52 million in guaranteed money. He will be paid $51 million over the first two years of the deal.

"It wasn't necessarily about the money. It was, at that point, about earning that respect and feeling like I was respected around here," ...

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