Ravens owner Steve Biscootti indicated that he would like to get an extension done with Flacco before the 2012 season begins.
“I hate to speak for [Ravens General Manager] Ozzie [Newsome], but I would imagine that like John Harbaugh, we would be starting negotiations with [Flacco] so that entering 2012 he won’t be playing in his final year,” Bisciotti told The Baltimore Sun via BaltimoreRavens.com at the annual owners meetings. “I would anticipate an extension that starts in 2012.”
Bisciotti doesn’t seen Flacco ever becoming a free agent, but didn’t rule out the possibility of placing the franchise tag on him.
“[The Indianapolis Colts] franchised Peyton Manning,” Bisciotti said. “That’s something that we have under the CBA [collective bargaining agreement]. It happened with Haloti Ngata. It happened with Terrell Suggs and Chris McAlister. It’s not out of the question. If Peyton Manning is the sacred cow, there’s precedent there.
“But I would hope we would get something done again. And that gives us a whole year. Our goal is to get it done for 2012 for sure.”