"Flacco is a very talented guy, and you can easily make the argument that in terms of physical talent he's top-five in the NFL," said Greg Cosell, an analyst for NFL Films. "I think Flacco has lived a strange public existence in how he's perceived. If Mark Sanchez had accomplished what Joe has with wins, he would be viewed as an unbelievable player. Joe has been incredibly successful. All offseason, we kept hesaring how this is the year Joe makes the next step. I would argue he already took the next step. His throw to Lee Evans is the equal of Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes in the Super Bowl.