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Joe Flacco

Joe Flacco
The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL his...
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The Baltimore Ravens drafted quarterback Joe Flacco out of the University of Delaware with the No. 18 overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Flacco was expected to serve as the Ravens' third-string quarterback as a rookie, but a shoulder injury in training camp landed starter Kyle Boller on injured reserve and backup Troy Smith was sidelined with a severe tonsil infection, elevating Flacco to the team's No. 1 spot.

Flacco started every game for the Ravens as a rookie, leading Baltimore to an 11-5 record. During the regular season he completed 60 percent of his passes (257-for-428) for 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.

Flacco became the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to win his first two playoff starts. Flacco and the Ravens fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game, ending the season with a 13-6 record.

Flacco was born Jan. 16, 1985 in Audubon, N.J. He began his college career at the University of Pittsburgh before transferring to Delaware and starting for the Blue Hens as a junior and senior.
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  • Dennis Pitta should be paid a tight end's salary

    Dennis Pitta should be paid a tight end's salary
    The Ravens and Dennis Pitta are still far from reaching a new contract, but hopefully they aren't haggling over whether Pitta should get paid as a wide receiver or a tight end. It's the trend these days, because tight ends get moved around the field,...
  • Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag

    Tough decisions await the Ravens with franchise tag
    The NFL's annual offseason free agent spending spree won't officially get underway until March 11, but the Ravens will have a $6.7 million decision to make within the next couple of weeks. Or is it an $11.5 million decision? The Ravens' evaluation...
  • Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco

    Jerry Angelo is not a big fan of Joe Flacco
    Jerry Angelo spent a decade as the general manager of the Chicago Bears, but he is probably best known in Baltimore as the guy who botched that would-be draft-night trade with the Ravens three years ago. We haven’t heard from Angelo in a while...
  • Seahawks spell victory with a capital 'D'

    Seahawks spell victory with a capital 'D'
    Chalk this one up to that old cliché about good pitching beating good hitting. The Seattle Seahawks showed again that championships really are won on defense, and they did it against one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. Five-...
  • It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line

    It might not be top priority, but Ravens still need to address defensive line
    At this time last year, the Ravens were still basking in the glow of their Super Bowl XLVII championship while formulating a game plan aimed at keep them among the league’s elite. The biggest item on their to-do list was to re-sign quarterback Joe...
  • NFL peers want Tom Brady or (gasp!) Matt McGloin over Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl

    NFL peers want Tom Brady or (gasp!) Matt McGloin over Joe Flacco in the Super Bowl
    It shouldn’t surprise you that most NFL players would rather have Tom Brady or Peyton Manning as their quarterback -- not Joe Flacco -- with two minutes left in the Super Bowl and a championship on the line. Flacco has steered the Ravens into...
  • Ravens meet with Dennis Pitta's representatives as negotiations continue

    Ravens meet with Dennis Pitta's representatives as negotiations continue
    The Ravens continue to engage in contract talks with tight end Dennis Pitta and have made him a major negotiating priority as they urgently try to lock up the pending unrestricted free agent, according to league sources. No deal is imminent, though,...
  • Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011

    Ravens got a glimpse of what was to come from the Seahawks back in 2011
    Midway through the 2011 season, the Ravens flew out to Seattle to play a young Seahawks team they were expected to defeat fairly easily. The Ravens were 6-2 and were a popular preseason pick to make the playoffs. The Seahawks were just 2-6 after somehow...
  • Looking at physical safeties in the NFL draft, Gary Kubiak, Ravens coaching staff and more

    Looking at physical safeties in the NFL draft, Gary Kubiak, Ravens coaching staff and more
    While the Ravens’ brass will undoubtedly reiterate its intention to draft the “best-player available” countless times before May’s draft, it is already widely assumed that the team will use its first pick to either augment the...
  • Source says Rick Dennison spoke to John Harbaugh and is potential candidate for Ravens offensive coordinator

    Source says Rick Dennison spoke to John Harbaugh and is potential candidate for Ravens offensive coordinator
    Former Houston Texans and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Rick Dennison has spoken with Ravens coach John Harbaugh during the past few days, according to a source. It's unclear if he was in Baltimore for a formal interview this weekend, but...
  • Number-crunchers put Joe Flacco's inaccuracy into context

    Number-crunchers put Joe Flacco's inaccuracy into context
    Most Ravens fans would probably tell you that they don't need to purchase the All-22 package on NFL's Game Rewind and dust off their old T-83 graphic calculator to determine that Joe Flacco was less accurate than usual in 2013. A simple eye test could...
  • The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability

    The patient Baltimore Ravens and comedic Cleveland Browns are a contrast in stability
    To understand the wide chasm between the Ravens and the Cleveland Browns -- two teams at opposite ends of the NFL’s hierarchy -- you need only to look at how the organizations conduct their business. Sure, talent evaluation, player development and...