Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent following Super Bowl XLVII but general manager Ozzie Newsome doesn’t see Flacco leaving Baltimore under his watch.
According to Bob Glauber of Newsday, Newsome wants Flacco to remain in Baltimore for a long time yet to come.
“Hopefully, as long as I’m the general manager in Baltimore, he’s the quarterback in Baltimore,” Newsome said.
Newsome has said the outcome of the Super Bowl will not change the team’s offer when free agency begins. Flacco’s camp is seeking a contract greater than the $19.2 million made by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
Flacco may not even make it to free agency. Baltimore can still place the franchise tag on Flacco to all but guarantee he remains with the Ravens next season. Whether the two sides can work a long-term deal remains to be seen but it appears the Ravens are at least set on trying to get a deal done.