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Flacco’s agent: Ravens’ QB deserves top contract

In this photo provided by Disney, Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco rides with the character Mickey Mouse in a parade through the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

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Joe Flacco just won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens and his agent thinks he now deserves to be the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL.

Agent Joe Linta told CNBC that he would put Flacco above Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who makes $18-million annually and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who pulls in $20-million, on the salary chart.

Linta argues that Flacco, 28, is younger and has won as many Super Bowl titles as Manning and Brees.

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"When you do a contract of this magnitude, you look at what is the player's body of work presently," Linta said in an interview with CNBC. "And what are the expectations going forward over the next four, five or six years. Joe wins on both accounts."

Since Flacco came in the NFL in 2008, the Ravens have won a playoff game each season. He's the first quarterback to do that. And he was stellar in the 2012 postseason with 11 touchdown passes and no interceptions in four games.

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