Is Joe Flacco Elite?

bs-sp-ravens-broncos-joe-flacco-trade-20190214.jpgPhoto Credit: Baltimore Sun

Nope.

That’s it.  That’s the article.

Just kidding, but only about the article being over.

So far Joe Flacco has had a good career in the NFL.  He leads the Baltimore Ravens in all major passing categories.  He has a Super Bowl win.  He has a Super Bowl MVP.  Flacco was great during the 2012 Playoffs (when they won the Super Bowl) and was very good during the 2014 Playoffs. However, a few good playoff performances do not make a Quarterback elite.  Flacco also had some terrible playoff performances.  In the 2009 Playoffs, Flacco threw for a total of 223 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 3 interceptions.  That was over a two game span. It was not like he had just one bad game.  He just was not good.  Flacco has had some good regular seasons, like in 2014 where he threw for 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions, but he has also had some bad regular seasons, like in 2013 when he threw for 19 touchdowns and 22 interceptions.  To put it all into perspective, Andy Dalton has 26 more regular season touchdowns and only 2 more regular season interceptions through the first 8 years of his career than Joe Flacco did through his first 8 years.  So if you want to call Joe Flacco elite, then you have to call Andy Dalton elite too.

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