Unlike with RB Ray Rice’s franchise tag situation, there is no deadline for the Ravens and QB Joe Flacco to come to terms on a new long-term contract. But either way, Flacco is optimistic that the two sides can reach a new deal before the start of training camp this week.
"There have been talks. My agent has definitely been talking and they've gone back and forth a little bit," Flacco explained, per the Baltimore Sun. "I can't really comment on how close it is. I don't really know. I'm not talking to Joe every day. Joe updates me every now and then. If he comes to me and something is really crazy about an update, then OK. But it's not like I'm talking to him every day and I could actually tell you how close it is. We have talked and that's really about it."
"I see myself being here for many years no matter what happens," the QB added.