The Baltimore Ravens gave Joe Flacco franchise-quarterback money a month after he was named Super Bowl MVP. Now it sounds like the team wants a do-over.
In a conference call with season-ticket holders, owner Steve Bisciotti said Wednesday the team would like to re-sign Flacco to a more cap-friendly deal. Flacco signed a six-year, $120.6 million deal in March 2013 and his cap number next season jumps to $28.55 million.
"I’m not real worried about it," Bisciotti said. "I know he wants to stay."
Flacco, who has not missed a game in his first seven years in the league, has never thrown for 4,000 yards or 30 touchdowns despite guiding the Ravens to 10 playoff wins. Flacco will have made more than half of his current contract by the end of the 2015 season.
"We can make it a win-win for Joe," Bisciotti said. "I think he’ll be very amendable to a new deal."
The team could offer a more frontloaded deal for Flacco, giving him more guaranteed money at the start of the contract.
"I’m very confident that we’ll get it done," Bisciotti said. "Joe and his agent both acknowledged when we did the deal that we would be back at the negotiating table three years later. We are just as interested in Joe as we were three years ago."