As Joe Flacco anxiously awaits to get his first big payday since being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2008, whether or not he gets a long-term extension this year could hinge on what happens at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine. Flacco’s agent is scheduled to meet with the Ravens and discuss a new contract for the free agent QB. If the two sides are unable to come to terms on a deal in the next week, Flacco will be slapped with the franchise tag, and could wind playing the 2013 season under a one-year, $14 million deal.
Obviously, Flacco is hoping for a long-term deal to give him long-term security, as well as becoming one of, if not the highest-paid QB in the NFL.
Flacco’s agent, Joe Linta, believes his client deserves to be paid as such:
When you do the contract, you want to look at two things: body of work and present value over his five years of work, including the last month. You have to be able to project out what he can do and what he can do for the next five to six years. On both counts, Joe has been exemplary. He’s not injured, and the game is slowing down for him. Great quarterbacks, the game is in slow motion for them.