The Baltimore Ravens plan to meet with Joe Flacco's agent this weekend in an initial attempt to hammer out a contract with the Super Bowl MVP, according to multiple reports.
Joe Linta is scheduled to be in Indianapolis at the NFL's scouting combine. The sides failed to agree on an extension last summer, and Flacco responded by leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory.
If the Ravens place the exclusive franchise tag on Flacco, they'd owe him $20.46 million for 2013 and he wouldn't be allowed to negotiate with other teams.
Drew Brees is the league's highest-paid quarterback, at an average salary of $20 million a year, followed by Payton Manning at $18 million.
Linta said Flacco has as many NFL championships as each, and is 28 years old.
"The onus is on them to make a move after this week," Linta told reporters during Super Bowl week. "I would guess they want to keep him. He's 28, in the prime of his football life, has never missed a game. His resume on the table is outstanding and his future is even brighter."