Last Updated: December 18, 2023
Richest AthletesNFL Players
Net Worth:
$85 Million
$387 Thousand
Jan 16, 1985 (39 years old)
6 ft 5 in (1.98 m)
American football player, Athlete
United States of America
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Joe Flacco is a Super Bowl winning quarterback who has a net worth of $85 million. Standing tall at 6'6″, Joe Flacco's journey began when he was drafted 18th overall by the Baltimore Ravens in the 2008 NFL Draft. His arrival marked the beginning of a new era for the Ravens, as Flacco quickly established himself as a reliable and formidable quarterback.

In his rookie year, Flacco made an immediate impact, leading the Ravens to the playoffs and earning a reputation for his calm demeanor and strong arm. This early success set the tone for what would become a notable career in Baltimore. His ability to perform under pressure was particularly evident during the 2012 postseason. Flacco's remarkable performance that year, which included 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions, culminated in a victory at Super Bowl XLVII in February 2013. He was named Super Bowl MVP, a crowning achievement that solidified his status as an elite quarterback.

Throughout his time with the Ravens, Flacco was known for his durability and consistency. He started every game for his first five seasons, showcasing a blend of physical toughness and mental fortitude. His deep-ball prowess and ability to lead game-winning drives were hallmarks of his playing style.

After a decade with the Ravens, Flacco's journey took him to other teams, including the Denver Broncos and New York Jets. Although he faced challenges with injuries and transitions to new systems, his experience and leadership qualities were undeniable assets to these teams. He served not only as a capable starter but also as a mentor to younger quarterbacks, sharing his extensive knowledge and experience.

Contracts and Earnings

As of this writing, Joe Flacco has earned over $175 million in NFL salary alone. That makes him one of the highest-earning players in NFL history so far.

On February 3, 2013, Joe Flacco and the Ravens beat the 49ers to win the Super Bowl. Flacco, who was the Super Bowl MVP, was a free agent immediately after the win and was eligible for a major new contract. On March 1, 2013, Joe Flacco signed a new deal with the Ravens that was worth $120.6 million over six years. That was enough to make Joe Flacco the highest paid player in NFL history at that time. Under this contract, Flacco earned a base salary of roughly $20 million over six years. That worked out to $170,000 per in season day. In March 2016 Joe signed an extension that came with a $60 million signing bonus, the largest signing bonus in NFL history up to that point.

Unfortunately Joe's performance slowed over the next few years and by December 2018, he was benched in favor of backup QB Lamar Jackson. At the time he was benched the Ravens still owed him more than $60 million and Jackson was earning $480,000 per year.

Joe moved to the Broncos ahead of the 2019 season. He ultimately earned $30 million from the Broncos in the 2019 season, a season in which he only played in eight games.

In May 2020 Joe signed a 1-year, $1.5 million deal to join the Jets as a backup QB to Sam Darnold. Joe was placed on the unable to perform list at the start of training camp, but did ultimately play several regular season games. In the 2020 season he actually earned more than $15 million thanks to a contract holdover from his time at Denver. He signed additional 1-year deals for 2021 and 2022, his 2022 salary was $3.5 million.

Joe was not signed to an NFL team for much of the 2023 season. In November 2023 he signed to the Cleveland Browns' practice squad, inking a $370,000 deal. His contract has several built-in incentives that could ultimately mean he earns as much as $4.5 million.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Joe Flacco was born in 1985 in Audubon, New Jersey as the oldest of brothers Mike, John, Brian, and Tom; he also has a sister, Stephanie. Flacco attended Audubon High School, where he played football, baseball, and basketball. After graduating, he went to the University of Pittsburgh, and became backup quarterback behind starter Tyler Palko. For the 2004 season, he saw action in three games, in which he threw only four passes.

In 2005, Flacco transferred to the University of Delaware. His first full-time action came the next year, when he threw 2,783 yards and 18 touchdowns. For the 2007 season, he led Delaware to an 8-3 regular-season record, throwing 4,263 yards and 23 touchdowns. His best game came against the Navy, when he threw for 434 yards and four touchdowns. Flacco continued the team's playoff run by upsetting the Northern Iowa Panthers in the FCS quarterfinals, and then upsetting the Southern Illinois Salukis in the semifinals. After throwing two touchdowns to win against the Panthers and the Salukis, he went on to lose the FCS National Championship Game to the Appalachian State Mountaineers. During his time with Delaware, Flacco set 20 school records.

Baltimore Ravens

In the 2008 NFL Draft, Flacco was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens with the 18th overall pick, making him the highest-drafted player ever to come from the University of Delaware. Later that year, he signed a five-year contract guaranteed at $8.75 million. For his first season, Flacco was the starting quarterback in the season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. During the game, his 38-yard rushing touchdown became the longest such touchdown by a quarterback in franchise history; ultimately, the Ravens won the game 17-10. Flacco was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in week nine of the season, and the NFL Rookie of the Month in November. Flacco concluded his rookie season with 2,971 yards, and a total of 16 touchdowns and 14 turnovers.

Playing with the team from 2008 to midway through the 2018 season, Flacco helped lead the Ravens to the playoffs a total of six times. He also helped the Ravens win the AFC North twice, and brought the team to three AFC Championship Games. Perhaps Flacco's greatest successes came in 2013, when he led the Ravens to Super Bowl XLVII against the San Francisco 49ers. Although the 49ers were the favorites to win the game, Flacco's 22 of 33 passes and three touchdowns helped the Ravens rally to a 34-31 victory. He was named Super Bowl XLVII's MVP, finishing a postseason run in which he tied the single postseason record for touchdown passes without an interception. That offseason, Flacco signed a six-year contract valued at $120.6 million, making him the highest-paid quarterback in NFL history at the time.

Joe Flacco Net Worth

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Denver Broncos

In February of 2019, after years of declining performance and a hip injury that saw him lose his starting position with the Ravens, Flacco was traded to the Denver Broncos. In his debut with the team, he threw for 268 yards in a loss against the Oakland Raiders. Flacco followed this with a string of further losses, and was sacked a career-high of nine times in a single game. Ultimately, a neck injury eight games into the 2019 season ended Flacco's season prematurely. The Broncos released him after the season when the team chose to start Drew Lock.

New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles

Flacco subsequently signed a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the New York Jets in May of 2020, as the backup quarterback behind Sam Darnold. In October, due to Darnold's shoulder injury, Flacco was named the starter against the Arizona Cardinals; he finished with 195 passing yards and a touchdown, losing 10-30. In the next game against the Miami Dolphins, the Jets lost 0-24, the first time Flacco had ever been shut out during his NFL career. Later, in Week 9 against the New England Patriots, Flacco again took the starting role after Darnold re-injured his shoulder; he subsequently had his best game of the season, going 18 for 25 for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Flacco also passed Joe Montana for 20th place on the all-time passing yards list.

In March of 2021, Flacco signed a $3.5 million one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. In October 2021 Joe was traded to the Jets.


Flacco has done many corporate endorsements throughout his career. In 2008, while still a rookie, he signed a three-year contract with Reebok. From 2009 to 2010, he was a spokesperson for Pizza Hut. Other endorsements have been with Nike, Haribo, 1st Mariner Bank, McDonald's, and Zynga, for which he promoted a mobile application called "NFL Showdown: Football Manager."

Personal Life

In 2011, Flacco married his wife Dana. The couple has five children: sons Stephen, Daniel, Francis, and Thomas, and daughter Evelyn. Some of Flacco's own siblings, meanwhile, are also involved in sports. His brother Mike played for the MLB's Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox, while his brother John played football for Stanford. His youngest brother, Tom, played for Western Michigan University, Rutgers, and Towson, and was signed by the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Joe Flacco Career Earnings

  • New York Jets (2022)
    $3.3 Million
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2021)
    $2.8 Million
  • New York Jets (2021)
    $656.9 Thousand
  • New York Jets (2020)
    $1.3 Million
  • Denver Broncos (2019)
    $18.5 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2018)
    $12 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2017)
    $21 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2016)
    $29 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2015)
    $11 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2014)
    $21 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2013)
    $30 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2012)
    $6.8 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2011)
    $4.5 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2010)
    $2.7 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2009)
    $8.6 Million
  • Baltimore Ravens (2008)
    $1.3 Million
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