Wide Receivers are easier to replace than quarterbacks, so while I understand why Boldin would want to stick to his guns, so to speak, that will probably lead to him being released.
The players can’t complain about a system they agreed to. They should have held out longer, to make sure things like this wouldn’t happen.
Flacco says that Boldin should “stick to his guns” when it comes to the Ravens’ effort to shrink his $6 million base salary for 2013.
“Without him, we don’t win the Super Bowl,” Flacco tells USA Today. “He’s a huge part of this team and someone I want to see back. Obviously, when you’re a player of his caliber, you believe you’re worth a number and that’s what you should get. He’s going to stick to his guns, and that’s the way it should be.”
I agree that is the way “it should be”, but that isn’t the way it is. Flacco got top dollar, because he is a quarterback, who just won the Super Bowl, unfortunately no matter how great Boldin played, he doesn’t have that type of leverage.
So, Boldin needs to think about what is more important to him. Making less, the same or maybe a tad bit more on another team or taking less to stay with Flacco and the Ravens.