When New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees signed his contract before the 2012 season, he became the highest paid quarterback in the NFL.

And,.now it appears that contract has been surpassed.

By Joe Flacco.

Flacco, 28, has led the Ravens to the playoffs each of his first five seasons in the league, including a Super Bowl victory this past season.  Flacco threw for eleven touchdowns without an interception during the playoffs.