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Flacco Soon to Be Ravens' $100 Million Man

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The runner-up San Francisco 49ers are younger than the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens and look like they’re set up for a better shot at a run for the NFL title next season.

Baltimore General Manager Ozzie Newsome has a lot of work to do this offseason.

His quarterback, Joe Flacco, has a contract that’s about to run out, and Flacco just won the Most Valuable Player award in leading the Ravens to a dramatic, 34-31 victory over the 49ers.

Flacco is set to become a free agent in March, but he’s not going anywhere. The Ravens can put a franchise tag on him that would guarantee him a one-year contract worth about $14.6 million in 2013. Nevertheless, the Ravens know they need to work out a long-term deal for the 28-year-old Flacco.

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