The Ravens may soon have to make a critical decision regarding their franchise quarterback, Joe Flacco.
If they don’t sign the Super Bowl MVP to a contract extension before the March 4 deadline to place the franchise tag on a player, the Ravens must decide if they want to employ the more expensive exclusive tag.
If the Ravens use the exclusive tag, Flacco would be in line to make $20.46 million, the average of the top five salary-cap figures for NFL quarterbacks, during the 2013 season. If they used the non-exclusive tender, which carries a price tag of $14.6 million, Flacco would be free to negotiate with other teams and sign elsewhere.
The Ravens said earlier...