To illustrate that point, we’re told that there hasn’t even been a meeting regarding Flacco’s contract since an initial get-together during the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Instead, there have been only a few discussions.
Flacco, a first-round pick in 2008, has one year left on his rookie deal. His agent, Joe Linta, has suggested that Flacco wants to be paid among the top five quarterbacks. Flacco recently has said he considers himself to be the best quarterback in the game.
Despite not generated high-end passing numbers, Flacco has led the Ravens to playoff victories in four straight seasons, and five postseason victories — including four on the road.