There is no question that Flacco is one of the more inconsistent quarterbacks in the league. One quarter he looks to be elite, and then a quarter later, he looks utterly confused.
Regardless of your opinion on him, Flacco is by far the best option to lead Baltimore. To be honest, there is no way Baltimore doesn't re-sign Flacco this offseason. The biggest question is whether he is signed to a long-term deal or franchised. More than likely he will get a long-term deal.
On Sunday, Flacco looked elite. He passed for 309 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for another score. This season the Ravens quarterback has thrown for 3,783 yards and 22 touchdowns against only 10 interceptions. On Sunday, Flacco set a new career-best in passing yards.
Flacco is by his best when he has time to throw. Unlike quarterbacks such as Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers, he is unable to improvise and most likely never will. If the Ravens want to help Flacco, they should improve their offensive line this offseason.
In addition, Flacco has shown he is at his best when Baltimore runs the no-huddle. An up-tempo offense best suits Flacco because it limits what a defense can do.
If Flacco can play consistently next week and in the playoffs, it will go a long way in shutting up his doubters; then he will get the contract he wants.