Joe Flacco is entering his fifth season as an NFL starter with a lot of uncertainty. This is the final year of his rookie deal and the Baltimore Ravens have pledged to get him a new deal during the offseason. Negotiations, however, seemed to have stalled especially after Flacco's agent made controversial statements that Flacco is worth top-5 quarterback money.
Despite the lack of progress made on the negotiations front, there is no reason to be concerned about Flacco going anywhere. He has most of the franchise records and the team has made the playoffs all four years that he's started. So in all likelihood Flacco will be back and he will be starting for the Ravens for a long time.
The question still remains, though, whether Flacco is good enough to win the Ravens a Super Bowl and deliver on the elite promise that he has. Even with the remarkable amount of success the Ravens have enjoyed with him as a starter, he has taken tons of criticism. A lot of this is because of his inconsistent level of play that even his staunchest fans can't deny.
Yet despite all the doubt and criticism surrounding Flacco, there is every reason to believe that he can turn things around and prove his haters wrong. He is only entering the prime of his career and has all the skills needed to become a Super Bowl winning quarterback.
Here are my reasons why Flacco will silence his critics this season.