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Ravens owners: Joe Flacco’s extension coming in 2012

Ziggy Hood, Joe Flacco AP

Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will have to wait another year for his contract extension.

Owner Steve Bisciotti said Monday that he expects to extend Flacco’s deal sometime next year before the 2012 season begins.

“I hate to speak for Ozzie [Newsome, the team's G.M.], but I would imagine that like John Harbaugh, we would be starting negotiations with [Flacco] so that entering 2012 he won’t be playing in his final year.  I would anticipate an extension that starts in 2012,” Biscotti told Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun.

Under the proposed rookie wage scale expected to be adopted with a new CBA, rookie first-round picks would only have four-year deals to start their career.  Flacco signed a five-year deal.

The Delaware product will have plenty of leverage after three playoff appearances in as many seasons, but he’ll have wait another year to get his new contract.

It may not hurt for Flacco to wait for Matt Ryan to get his second deal, then try to come in at a close number to Ryan.

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9 Responses to “Ravens owners: Joe Flacco’s extension coming in 2012”
  1. bengalsown says: Mar 22, 2011 8:50 AM

    Joe Flacco does not = Matt Ryan

    Flacco is the most overrated dump-off pass artist I’ve ever seen.

  2. 3octaveFart says: Mar 22, 2011 9:10 AM

    Appropriate picture.
    Flacco being overwhelmed by the Steelers D.

  3. biggerballz says: Mar 22, 2011 9:12 AM

    Just give the caveman 13 deer carcasses and wine

  4. williammunnyy says: Mar 22, 2011 9:31 AM

    I’m a BMore fan but Flacco does not deserve Matt Ryan money. He puts up average numbers on an above average team. That being said there is nothing better out there for the long term so get him signed Oz.

  5. stixzidinia says: Mar 22, 2011 10:06 AM

    Flacco is not a franchise QB. He doesn’t have the “it” factor to get it done in the playoffs.

  6. bfridley says: Mar 22, 2011 11:00 AM

    Flacco has better stats than Matt Ryan. And more playoff wins.

  7. evh12345 says: Mar 22, 2011 4:45 PM

    Great picture.

  8. qj1984 says: Mar 22, 2011 6:03 PM

    Comments like the ones posted here are exactly what makes Flacco one of the most underrated QB’s in the NFL. Maybe John Clayton’s characterization of him as elite is a bit exaggerated. But he’s no where near as bad as people here claim.

  9. takingbacksundays5 says: Mar 24, 2011 11:01 AM

    Flacco career: 87.9 Rtg, 62% completion, 10,206 yards, 60 TD 34INT

    Ryan career: 86.9 Rtg, 60.8% completion, 10,061 yards, 66 TD 34 INT

    Comparing the two, they’re obviously very equal with a slight edge going to Flacco. However, the praise and hype that’s heaped upon “Matty Ice” is ridiculous. Flacco is every bit as good as Ryan, if not better. Calling Flacco overrated is a joke.

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