Ravens, Joe Flacco Haven’t Discussed Contract

Joe Flacco is set to carry a massive cap number over the next few seasons and the Ravens probably need to work out a re-structured deal with their quarterback. As of this writing, however, the Ravens have yet to sit down with Flacco’s agent, as Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun writes. Joe Flacco

Flacco is signed through 2018, and his cap number won’t dip below $24MM over the next few seasons. In January, the veteran acknowledged that this number could restrict his team’s ability to make moves, and he indicated that he may be willing to rework his contract.

“We haven’t talked about it yet,” Flacco said in a radio interview. “I know it’s a huge number. I’m open to doing something. I want to be here for a while.”

For what it’s worth, Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters in early January that while the Ravens would like to reduce Flacco’s 2016 cap hit, the team also has a plan to work around it if it remains at $28MM+ for 2016. Many observers believe that the Ravens must get that number down if they hope to make impactful roster moves this spring.

As it stands, only Saints quarterback Drew Brees ($30MM) and Dolphins defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh ($28.6MM) currently have bigger salary cap numbers in 2016. Saints GM Mickey Loomis went on record this week saying that he hopes to work out an extension with Brees. Meanwhile, Dolphins VP Mike Tannenbaum has said that a restructuring of Suh‘s contract is a possibility. As it turns out, the team can restructure Suh’s deal without his approval, per the terms of his contract.

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