Earlier in the week Flacco said he didn’t concern himself with the issue once the games began, but now that he had such tremendous performances this postseason - he threw 11 touchdown passes and zero interceptions, led the Ravens to the Super Bowl title, and won Most Valuable Player - he might be looking to reopen talks.
“[Owner Steve Bisciotti] did let me know that if the day came, I could come and beat on his desk. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do,” Flacco said, a smile on his face.
General manager Ozzie Newsome is already on the record as saying he wants to keep Flacco, a first-round pick in 2008 out of Delaware.
“Joe and I have a good understanding of where his contract is,” Newsome said. “People fail to realize that he was a dropped pass away from getting to the Super Bowl last year. So what he did was just back up what he did a year ago.
“He’s doing a great job. He has great chemistry with [offensive coordinator] Jim Caldwell. Hopefully, as long as I’m the general manager in Baltimore, he’s the quarterback in Baltimore.”
As Flacco said a few days earlier, “It’s a good problem to have and to be talking about.”