With Super Bowl XLVII rapidly approaching, one of the main topics during the final week of the season has been Joe Flacco’s contract situation with the Baltimore Ravens.
Flacco’s rookie contract with the Ravens will expire in the off-season making the quarterback a free agent. The team seemingly has all intentions of re-signing their starting quarterback to a long-term contract extension, but a new deal has yet to be reached heading into Super Bowl Sunday.
Although an extension hasn’t be agreed upon between the two sides, Flacco isn’t all that concerned about the situation coming into the biggest game of his career via ESPN.com:
“It’s real simple,” said Flacco, who made $6.76 million this year in the final season of his rookie contract. “We didn’t agree on a number and I didn’t really care to discuss it any further once it got to that point. Bottom line is I’m not the guy going up into their offices and negotiating with them every day anyways. It was really never a concern of mine and I never really thought about it. Even in the offseason, when you think about it a little bit, they are really all good thoughts.
“It’s a good problem to have and to be talking about.”
In 16 games during the 2012 regular season, Flacco threw for a career-high 3,817 passing yards, 22 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
Although Flacco doesn’t put up numbers comparable to some of the league’s elite quarterback like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, but the veteran has been the missing piece to the puzzle in Baltimore over the last few years leading the team to two consecutive AFC Championship games and a trip to the Super Bowl.
It will only be a matter of time before the two sides actually agree on a new contract that will likely make Flacco one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.