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If you’re a regular reader of my columns, you know that I’m #WackoForFlacco. I wasn’t surprised in the least by his torrid and historic run through the postseason, where he tossed 11 touchdown passes against zero interceptions en route to winning Super Bowl MVP.
I don’t care that the Baltimore Ravens lost Anquan Boldin. It doesn’t matter. Bottom line: Joe Flacco is a winner. As long as he’s under center, the Ravens will be in the playoff picture, and likely in the postseason, each and every season.
Consider the fact that Flacco has made the playoffs and won at least one game in the tournament in each of his first five seasons. If that isn’t enough for you, I don’t know what is.
And don’t tell me that his huge money contract will affect his level of play on the field. If there was ever a quarterback who wouldn’t be changed by money, it’s Flacco. Heck, the guy ate his first post-contract meal at McDonald’s. If I had just been handed a contract in excess of $100 million, I’d have been at the finest steakhouse in town with a blonde on one arm and a brunette on the other, but I’m not Flacco. He’s the new Joe Cool.
Plus, a full season with offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell will only help Flacco.
Flacco is elite. Period, end of story. You’re welcome to disagree, but you’d be wrong.