Cleveland Browns quarterback Joe Flacco has been on an impressive run since taking over the starting job.
Following his performance in Thursday night’s playoff-clinching win over the New York Jets, Flacco has been at the helm of four consecutive wins, has passed for more than 300 yards in each of those wins, is the only player in franchise history to have four consecutive 300-yard games, and his 13 touchdown passes are as many as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett has thrown in his 25-game career.
Not only is Flacco helping the Browns win on the field, but he is also helping his bank account thanks to the way his contract is structured, according to ESPN:
- Flacco is picking up an additional $75,000 for each game he plays in and the Browns win during the regular season.
- If the Browns win their Wild Card game, which looks like it will be against the winner of the AFC South Division and come from a trio of teams that the Browns beat during the regular season in the Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, and Indianapolis Colts, that adds another $250,000.
- If the Browns win a Divisional Round game? Another $500,000.
- Win the AFC Championship Game? Here’s a cool $1 million.
- Hoist the Lombardi Trophy after helping lead the Browns to a win in Super Bowl 58 in Las Vegas? Keep one hand free to accept that $2 million check from owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam.
It has been a fun ride ever since the Browns signed Flacco in late November following the season-ending injury to quarterback Deshaun Watson.
And with the playoffs on the horizon, the best may be yet to come, both for the team, its fans, and for Flacco’s bank account.