Ranking the 5 Most Overpaid Athletes in Professional Sports

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4. Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens 

Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) celebrates with the Vince Lombardi Trophy after defeating the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

This is a no-brainer. Joe Flacco is not an elite quarterback; he is a good quarterback who finally managed to lead his team to a Super Bowl Championship. He is not on a level with Peyton Manning, Tom Brady or even Aaron Rogers. His $120 million contract seems to be a knee-jerk reaction by a Baltimore Ravens team who lost a huge chunk of its championship team to retirement and free-agency.