On Friday night, the Ravens and the representative of quarterback Joe Flacco engaged in their first contract talks in months.

Agent Joe Linta called his meeting with Ravens V.P. of football administration Pat Moriarty a “good start.”

Still, Linta said the two sides have a “long way to go.”

They’ve also got a short time to get there, if they hope to finalize a deal before the window closes on the application of the franchise tag. By 4:00 p.m. ET on Monday, March 4, a decision must be made by the Ravens regarding whether to use the non-exclusive version of the tag, the exclusive level, or no tag at all.