Flacco is a free agent now that the season is over. He and the Ravens were unable to agree on a contract extension before the season began and decided to table negotiations until after the year. Flacco was believed to be seeking top-five quarterback money a year ago, so his price must be even higher now that he has led Baltimore to a Super Bowl.
Flacco even said after winning the Super Bowl and game MVP honors that he is going to make the Ravens pay.
“(Baltimore Ravens owner) Steve Bisciotti told me that if this happens, I can go pound on his desk and really stick it to him. And I said, ‘that’s exactly what I’m going to do,'” Flacco said on NFL Network’s postgame show.
When host Rich Eisen reiterated that Flacco plans to “stick it to the man,” Flacco said he meant his comments “in a good way.”
“I love him but …” Flacco said of Bisciotti.
Not giving Flacco an extension before the season may have been a good thing for Baltimore. It may have motivated Flacco to prove he is one of the best quarterbacks in the game.