Due $4.572 million this season under the franchise tag, Tucker has vowed to play elsewhere in 2017 if the team fails to offer an acceptable long-term deal prior to Friday's 4 p.m. ET deadline.
As the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, Tucker is likely angling to top the four-year, $17.2 million extension Stephen Gostkowski earned from New England last summer.
Kickers are often overlooked commodities in the NFL, but memories of Billy Cundiff's flubbed field goal against the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game won't soon be forgotten in Baltimore. Tucker has solidified the position, but that won't be the case if the Ravens fail to up the ante before Friday comes to a close.