While Jarvis Jones may have been the top player in the 2013 draft, the eighth-greatest athlete in the world (according to himself) stands alone as the top quarterback in the entire NFL.
In 2012, Joe Flacco joined the pantheon of legendary quarterbacks when he single-handedly lead the Baltimore Ravens to a Super Bowl victory, a feat accomplished by Trent Dilfer and literally nobody else.
Flacco was quick to take the credit that he rightfully deserved. ESPN.com reported that he proclaimed his football supremacy on WNST 1570, declaring: "I mean, I think I'm the best. I don't think I'm top five, I think I'm the best."
The Ravens clearly believed him, offering what USA Today reported to be a six-year, $120.6 million contract, including $52 million guaranteed and averaging out to $62 million over the first three years.
Flacco followed that up with a predictably unimpressive season: 19 touchdowns, 22 interceptions and a 73.1 passer rating. A short list of qualifying quarterbacks who finished the season with higher passer ratings: Mike Glennon, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Chad Henne.
Perhaps next year Henne will finally land a $120.6 million dollar contract of his own. I mean, the numbers say he earned it.
Worth noting: Flacco earned $3,263,157 per touchdown last season—or, perhaps more appropriately, $2,818,181 per interception. Nothin’ beats a great bargain!