While most NFL teams will do their best to get a multi-year deal in place until the last possible moments, the Franchise Tag season opened today and will extend until the March 4th deadline, just days ahead of open free agency.

The Baltimore Ravens will have a bunch of decisions to make regarding their many free agents, none anywhere as critical as the negotiations to sign QB Joe Flacco to a long-term deal before being left with no other choice than to place that designation upon him , guaranteeing him a minimum of over $14 million dollars in 2013, all counted towards the NFL salary cap, projected to be at around $121 million.