Eric Weddle

Eric Weddle: Offseason moves 'lit a fire' under Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

Eric Weddle: Offseason moves 'lit a fire' under Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco

On the first day of this week’s mandatory minicamp, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said it didn’t matter to Joe Flacco that the team had drafted heir apparent Lamar Jackson in the first round, that the incumbent starting quarterback would “be motivated anyway.”

On Wednesday, just one day later, safety Eric Weddle spoke with the perspective of a fellow 33-year-old. Of course the offseason moves, starting with the arrival of Robert Griffin III, mattered to Flacco, Weddle said. He had been “challenged.”

“It's lit a fire under him,” said Weddle, who called Flacco’s offseason “outstanding.” “You can tell, and he's shown. He's worked extremely hard.”

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