John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco's contract status: "Pay the man"

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Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will be looking for a long-term deal with the team after the season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

at M&T Bank Stadium on September 10, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland.

Joe Flacco is heading in the final year of his rookie contract, one that will pay him $6.7 million this season.

With Flacco's 299 yard, two touchdown performance in a Monday night rout of the Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens head coach had a few choice words on what Ravens management should do with Flacco.

"Pay the man," Harbaugh said.

But Flacco's agent Joe Linta said he hasn't spoken with management about a new deal for Flacco.

"The only way you get categorized as an elite quarterback is by the money and the contract you're offered," Linta told Comcast SportsNet Baltimore. For someone to say you're great is one thing. To pay you like you're great is another. At this point, it's up to them. ... (Flacco's) silence is my leverage."

Flacco said he is just trying to concentrate on the season.

 “I don’t concern myself with that stuff,” he said. “I feel like I always go out there … and we play pretty damn good every week. The stats might not always say 299 yards or 300 yards or 450 yards, whatever it is, but the bottom line is I go out there and I play hard. I play tough and we win a lot of football games around here. So, all that stuff will take care of itself."