Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco looks to be unfazed by his contract situation and the rumors regarding his future with the team.
“I told (agent) Joe Linta, ‘don’t even call me,‘” said Flacco, via the Carroll County Times. “… I’m going to go out there, I’m going to play, I’m going to practice. There really is no timetable. If it happens, it happens. I see myself being here for many years, no matter what happens.”
Flacco is heading into the final year of his rookie deal and is in a great position to secure a fairly sizable contract. Baltimore recently locked up Ray Rice, so they will have their franchise tag at their disposal, should they need to buy some extra time during the offseason.
We have Flacco listed as the No. 11 best available free agent in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com writes that quarterback Joe Flacco is the next Ravens priority, and there is a “75 percent chance” a deal will get done prior to the start of training camp.
Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome has always expressed a desire to take care of his own when it comes to free agency. In the past two years, Newsome has handed out lucrative long-term deals to homegrown stalwarts like running back Ray Rice, nose tackle Haloti Ngata, offensive guard Marshall Yanda, and cornerback Lardarius Webb.
If a deal isn’t reached, Flacco will earn $6.76 million for the upcoming season.