The Ravens know they’ll have to offer Flacco a huge contract, so it makes sense that they would work to get a deal sooner rather than later. That way they’ll have a better understanding of their cap situation and can begin to address some of their free agents.
I’m sure Baltimore will at some point look at freeing up some much needed cap space as well, but they can always use their franchise tag if needed and prevent Flacco from hitting the open market.
We have Flacco listed as the No. 1 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.