NFL Rumors: Ravens Giving Flacco A Contract Extension?

Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti commented on the teams future plans for Joe Flacco, via the Baltimore Sun, by saying that “I hate to speak for Ozzie (Newsome), but I would imagine that … we would be starting negotiations with (Flacco) so that entering 2012 he won’t be playing in his final year.” Bisciotti added that “I would anticipate an extension that starts in 2012.”

Giving Flacco a contract extension would make sense for the Ravens considering that he has proven to be a great investment for the team. In three seasons Flacco has manged four playoff wins along with back-to-back season of at least 3600 yards passing, 21 touchdowns and 12 or less interceptions.

The Ravens offense came under a lot of criticism last season but the teams play calling was scrutinized more than Flacco’s play. Baltimore has let Jim Zorn go and will stick with Cam Cameron as the teams offensive coordinator for better or for worse. The teams offensive performance could impact the specifics of  Flacco’s  next contract so there is some added incentive for him to take an additional step for the Ravens next season.

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