RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

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...
Show more »
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.
« Show less

Top Joe Flacco Articles

Displaying items 61-72
  • Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith

    Ravens agree to three-year, $11 million deal with Steve Smith
    Earlier this offseason, Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh came to the same conclusion while mulling what type of wide receiver the team needed to help the offense get back on track. At the time, they had no way of knowing...
  • Despite Flacco's substandard season, Jim Caldwell recognizes improvement from quarterback

    Despite Flacco's substandard season, Jim Caldwell recognizes improvement from quarterback
    Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco struggled mightily last season, slumping to career-worst efficiency months after being named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player. Flacco threw a career-high and franchise-record 22 interceptions, finishing with just 19...
  • Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver

    Ravens draft analysis, position by position: Wide receiver
    From now until May 8, the first round of the 2014 NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. The Ravens...
  • NFL combine will give Ravens a peek at the pool of talent this week

    NFL combine will give Ravens a peek at the pool of talent this week
    Months before the NFL draft launches in May, the Ravens are unofficially on the clock. The Ravens are in major need of reinforcements, particularly at wide receiver, offensive line and tight end, after a disappointing 8-8 season in which they failed...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft

    Ravens could be looking for running back help in NFL draft
    Standing inside a hallway at Lucas Oil Stadium last week, coach John Harbaugh delivered a blunt assessment of one of the Ravens' thorniest issues. Upgrading the running game ranks atop the Ravens' agenda following a frustrating season in which they were...
  • Ravens' new offensive playbook nearly complete

    Ravens' new offensive playbook nearly complete
    Under the direction of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, the Ravens are nearly done installing their revamped playbook. Quarterback Joe Flacco will receive the playbook soon to get ready for organized team activities and minicamps. Flacco will...
  • After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap

    After cutting Vonta Leach and Jameel McClain, Ravens roughly $26 million under salary cap
    The Ravens have carved out more salary-cap breathing room by terminating the contracts of veteran fullback Vonta Leach and inside linebacker Jameel McClain on Thursday, creating $4.95 million in salary cap space. With the salary cap now projected to...
  • Drafting a running back won't help the Ravens [Letter]

    The reason the Ravens finished 30th in the NFL in rushing wasn't completely due to the lack of competent runners or ineffective linemen, it was due mainly to a predictable offensive strategy, a curse that has plagued the team for more than just one season...
  • NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million

    NFL salary-cap limit rises to $133 million
    The NFL salary cap limit is approximately $133 million for the 2014 fiscal year, according to the NFL Players Association. It's an increase of $10 million from last year. Teams are allowed to carry over their salary cap space from last year, and the...
  • Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta

    Ravens agree to five-year, $32 million deal with Dennis Pitta
    Just seven months ago, Dennis Pitta was carted off the Ravens’ practice field after suffering a fractured, dislocated right hip that required surgery. On Friday, Pitta agreed to five-year, $32 million contract with $16 million guaranteed,...