Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco found out about his new six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens while watching television.
That’s how he first learned that the Ravens agreed to make him the highest-paid player in NFL history.
Joe Linta, who is Flacco’s agent, told NFL.com that he spoke with Ravens negotiator Pat Moriarty for 10 minutes on Friday before boarding a plane from Philadelphia to Houston.
Linta gave the Ravens what he called a “last-ditch offer.”
Moriarty asked, “Do we have a deal if we agree?” Linta told them, “I’d think so.”
Linta boarded the plane. The Ravens agreed while he was in the air.
Linta’s plane landed and his “phone was blowing up.” Linta figured they must have agreed to the offer.
Then Flacco found out while watching TV.
Linta and the Ravens are expected to work out some of the contract language on Sunday.
Flacco is expected to sign the new deal on Monday.
Flacco earned Super Bowl MVP honors as he led the Ravens to a 34-31 victory over the San Francisco 49ers last month.