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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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  • Higher salary-cap limit could give Ravens a boost, would have nearly $20 million in space

    Higher salary-cap limit could give Ravens a boost, would have nearly $20 million in space
    As the Ravens continue to haggle with their unrestricted free agents, their financial situation has been upgraded. With the salary cap for NFL teams now projected to be $130 million for the 2014 fiscal year, as reported by the NFL Network and ESPN,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The fall has come quickly for Rice

    The fall has come quickly for Rice
    Few pro athletes have fallen out of favor so quickly in Baltimore as Ravens running back Ray Rice. There have been others who came to town with troubled reputations and lived up to them, and others who came with athletic promise and fell because of...
  • Ravens enter free agency in unique position

    Ravens enter free agency in unique position
    The Ravens have arrived at a rare moment in franchise history. When free agency starts at 4 p.m. Tuesday, the Ravens will have the most financial flexibility they've had since coach John Harbaugh was hired six years ago. The Ravens are carrying $21....
  • Ravens watching wide receiver market while taking care of their key players

    Ravens watching wide receiver market while taking care of their key players
    Several receiving options remain available on the free-agent market and one big name, the Carolina Panthers' Steve Smith, could become available soon. There are a number of veteran offensive linemen who are still unsigned, while the market at safety and...
  • Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal

    Ravens agree to terms with Jacoby Jones on four-year deal
    Known primarily for his game-breaking, kick-return ability, Jacoby Jones was viewed by some as a luxury item for the Ravens who seemingly had bigger needs. But general manager Ozzie Newsome and head coach John Harbaugh didn’t quite see it that way....
  • Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot

    Ravens agree to terms with Eugene Monroe, solidifying left tackle spot
    Fulfilling their top free agent priority, the Ravens have agreed to a five-year deal with left tackle Eugene Monroe, the first step in an expected offensive line makeover.  Monroe, whom the Ravens acquired from the Jacksonville Jaguars in October for...
  • Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes

    Ravens complete deal and then sit back as first day of NFL free agency closes
    On an eventful first day of free agency that saw a ton of money change hands and a boatload of players change uniforms, the Ravens stuck to a familiar script. About 30 minutes after the market opened at 4 p.m., the Ravens fulfilled their top free-...
  • Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game

    Ed Reed to play in Lardarius Webb's charity softball game
    Former Ravens free safety Ed Reed is scheduled to play in cornerback Lardarius Webb's annual charity softball game, Webb tweeted Tuesday morning. Reed, 35, last played at M&T Bank Stadium last season when the Ravens defeated the New York Jets. The...