For all the preseason buzz, one would have expected Joe Flacco to have a MVP season. That hasn't been the case.
The numbers indicate a quarterback who has been much more aggressive, but it hasn't translated to points.
His average per attempt has risen by about a yard and a half. Yet, he only has eight touchdowns in six games, which extrapolates out to just over 21 touchdowns for the season, not much better than his 20 last year.
The point remains that we have seen quite a bit of improvement from Flacco. When unleashed, he's shown that he can carry the offense. Even his poor games haven't been catastrophic as he has limited his interceptions to no more than one a game.
The Ravens are turning Flacco into a franchise quarterback. Such an action requires a monetary investment.