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Joe Flacco, Ravens still 'miles apart' in contract talks?

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09:45 AM ET 02.03 | Ravens owner Steven Bisciotti, general manager Ozzie Newsome and Eric DeCosta are among those who have expressed confidence in getting a deal done with Joe Flacco. Newsome has said he and Flacco "are in a good spot." But the Baltimore Sun has quoted a league source saying the sides are "miles apart" on total value and guaranteed money. And there have been leaks saying the Flacco camp believes he has outplayed Peyton Manning, who earns $19.2 million per year, and that they want him to be paid like Drew Brees, who signed a five-year deal before the season for a $20 million average with a $40 million guarantee. The interesting part of Flacco's situation is both sides still have significant control over his next contract. The Ravens can control his salary with a franchise tag that would pay him $14.6 million for one year. And Flacco can affect his value with his performance in Super Bowl XLVII.

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February 3, 2013  09:48 AM ET

And yesterday they said how he plays today won't effect his contract

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February 3, 2013  09:53 AM ET

A SB win seals the deal!

February 3, 2013  10:02 AM ET

Yes franchise him, piss him off and Ravens fans will be booing Foles, who's not ready for this prime time yet.

February 3, 2013  10:31 AM ET

If you're the Ravens and the Bears offer you Jay Cutler for Flacco, would you take it?

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February 3, 2013  10:43 AM ET

This is the price of winning, once a team get to the big game everybody wants to get paid, you can't blame the players!

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February 3, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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If you're the Ravens and the Bears offer you Jay Cutler for Flacco, would you take it?

You cannot trade a guy who you do not have under contract. Flacco has all the cards, all of them, that really ticks off management.

February 3, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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You cannot trade a guy who you do not have under contract. Flacco has all the cards, all of them, that really ticks off management.

Management should be ticked off at themselves, the drew up the contract. It is nice to know that Flacco is thinking more about contract negotiations than football. A loss for Baltimore will knock down Flaccos asking price. That plus the fact that his statistical numbers do not warrant the money he is asking for.

February 3, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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Management should be ticked off at themselves, the drew up the contract. It is nice to know that Flacco is thinking more about contract negotiations than football. A loss for Baltimore will knock down Flaccos asking price. That plus the fact that his statistical numbers do not warrant the money he is asking for.

The thing is I do not blame a player for asking, it is the owners that set the market price.

February 3, 2013  12:11 PM ET
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You're funny.

But what if they call 5 minutes before the game, Chicago gets the right to franchise Flacco, Ravens get a QB locked into a manageable contract ($8 million), and no expectations of a top 5 QB caliber extension. And Flacco doesn't find out until after the game.

February 3, 2013  12:40 PM ET
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You cannot trade a guy who you do not have under contract. Flacco has all the cards, all of them, that really ticks off management.

win or lose Bert is in for a big payday.

February 3, 2013  01:11 PM ET

If the owners had their way Players would have to appear at the cocktail parties they host at their homes, and wouldn't even tip them! they can make Billions on the Value of their franchise, but players have to Tow the line!

February 3, 2013  01:35 PM ET
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win or lose Bert is in for a big payday.

Yes he is, and the Ravens have no alternative. None. There is no QB out there to replace him with and be as good or better. They probably tag him.

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February 3, 2013  02:35 PM ET

Next Year if not sooner we will read about all the Raven and 49er players wanting more money, it was either Dynasty's or break up the teams with free agency and cap room! Today you have to be Very Good and Very Lucky to go all the way!

February 3, 2013  02:55 PM ET

Flacco is worth a bit. However, $20M per year? No. His is not worth 1/6th of the Salary Cap. The Ravens are more of a team than he thinks. He is a part, yet the big dog, on that team.

 
February 3, 2013  04:08 PM ET
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A SB win seals the deal!

Bingo. The Raven's lose all leverage if he brings home the trophy. If he manages to also win MVP (very likely if they win), they lose even more.

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