The Ravens signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a six-year, $120.6 million contract before the 2013 season, although no one was ever all that confident that Flacco would actually play out all six years under the terms of the deal.
After three years of reasonable cap hits, Flacco’s contract is set to have a cap charge of $28.55 million for the 2016 season that would account for healthy chunk of the team’s cap space. That led people to expect a reworking of the deal from the moment it was signed and owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday that the team expects Flacco to be “very amenable” to a new contract once the 2015 season is over.
Bisciotti said he’d like to sign Flacco to a new six-year deal with cap hits that would run between $19 and 23 million over the life of the contract.
“I’m very confident that we’ll get it done,” Bisciotti said, via ESPN.com. “Joe and his agent both acknowledged when we did the deal that we would be back at the negotiating table three years later. We are just as interested in Joe as we were three years ago.”
Flacco will have earned $62 million over the last three years after next season and would stand to make more upfront money in a new deal, which Bisciotti termed a “win-win” for the quarterback. Bisciotti also predicted some of the comments that will accompany this post when he said that Flacco is “obviously” more appreciated in Baltimore than the rest of the league after helping the Ravens to at least one playoff victory in six of his seven seasons as the team’s starter.