It’s time to look back and surge forward to see what the Ravens can do to one day return to the promised land. Over the next few weeks the staff at Ravens Gab will look at each position and grade how they performed and look ahead to see what improvement can be made by the players or even upgrades to the roster in the future.
Overall Quarterbacks Grade: B-
JOE FLACCO – Grade B-
The quarterback is considered by many fans to be the most important position on the field and with the NFL rules changing over the past decade there is no doubt that it is a “Quarterbacks League” at this time. But I think I can say without hesitation that no player will provide more divisive commentary on this blog than Jersey Joe.
Due to his First Round selection in 2008, the expectations have and always will be high for the Delaware graduate. So let me see if I can separate the expectation from the reality when discussing the production of the third year starter.
Joe Flacco continued even progression this season in his third year. He threw for career highs in passing yards (3,622) and touchdowns (25) while setting a franchise record for Quarterback rating. (93.6) Of course stats don’t tell the whole story. Even though he cut his interceptions down by two from Twelve to Ten he still turned the ball over multiple times in losses.
At this stage Flacco seems to be a bit of an enigma and perhaps a victim of his own playoff success. He’s one of only a few Quarterbacks in the history of the league to win as many games in his first three seasons, as well as winning at least one playoff game each appearance. But there are still questions surrounding his ability to lead in crucial games and make the big play when it counts.
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