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Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll
Ravens' Joe Flacco ranked 12th-best quarterback in NFL in ESPN poll

ESPN's Mike Sando sure knows how we like to fill our Ravens downtime — with talk of just how elite quarterback Joe Flacco is. The ESPN writer polled a number of NFL sources and asked a total of 28 to grade each of the league’s starting quarterbacks, then put those into tiers in a piece today on the Worldwide Leader. The piece is behind ESPN Insider's pay wall, but here’s the spoiler you’re looking for — Joe Flacco isn't in the elite tier. Sando’s poll had Flacco at No. 12 in the league, in Tier 2, which included Eli Manning (New York Giants), Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh Steelers), Matt Ryan (Atlanta Falcons), and Tony Romo...

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