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.
Believe it or not, Joe Flacco joined select company in 2013, doing something that all-time greats such as John Elway, Dan Marino, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning all did at least one point in their career. Heck, even the great Johnny Unitas pulled it off, but Flacco will have to do it a few more times to match him.
There is a saying in NFL circles that availability is one of the most important abilities for quarterbacks. Look around the league and you will see a bunch of quarterbacks who have been knocked out of the lineup due to injuries. Yet seven games into his sixth season, Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens has yet to miss a single snap in his career due to injury.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is the toughest quarterback in the NFL, according to his teammates. But they're also becoming all too familiar for the Ravens who have watched their $120.6 million quarterback take a beating in recent weeks.
As an encore, Flacco, who racked up team accomplishments since his rookie season in 2008, wants to take his individual game to the next level this season. It won't be easy with increased expectations and the loss of two of his favorite receivers. But if anyone can shrug off all this pressure, it's Flacco.
Four days before the Broncos host the Ravens to kick of the 2013 NFL season, the hottest topic in both Baltimore and Denver was the controversial Joe Flacco banners that last week popped up at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and in downtown Denver.
As Ron Jaworski's annual list of the top quarterbacks in the NFL winds down, we are still waiting for him to reveal the ranking of Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Here's what we do know: Flacco is in Jaworski's top five. Don't be surprised if he goes in the top three.
Only once in Joe Flacco's first five seasons in the NFL has the quarterback ranked among the top 10 players at his position in fantasy points scored. That could change this season, though, if the Baltimore Ravens continue to open up their passing attack with Flacco.
It's epic, mythic, cosmic and exhilarating -- and the Baltimore Ravens get the full NFL Films treatment in "Baltimore Ravens: Super Bowl XLVII Champions," which goes on sale Tuesday. A purple carpet premiere was held Monday night at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric.
Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco received a $29 million signing bonus among other incentives in the deal he signed Monday. He also emerged as a partner of sorts with the Super Bowl champions, joining a small fraternity of quarterbacks whose performance and salary-cap figures are pivotal to the health of their respective franchises.
After signing a six-year, $120.6 million extension on Monday, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco wore a blue zip-up turtleneck, light blue slacks, a pair of tan boat shoes, and a smirk that suggested it was finally starting to set in that he was getting his due respect.
That development dropped the exclusive franchise tag to $19.136 million, the average of the top five quarterback salary-cap numbers. That figure is derived from Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's $20.82 million salary-cap number ($12.5 million base salary) as well as New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning's $20.35 million ($13 million base salary), Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning's $20 million ($20 million base salary), New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees' $17.4 million ($9.75 million base salary) and San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers' $17.11 million ($12 million base salary).
Baltimore Ravens vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty and Joe Linta, the agent for the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player, met at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis over the weekend for the first talks since hitting an impasse last August.