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Durable NFL quarterbacks are often referred to as “Iron Men,” and Joe Flacco definitely fits that mold since he’s never missed a game in his career.
Flacco is not Iron Man, though. He’s not a superhero, and he took a real beating as the 2013 regular season came to a close.
The most glaring concern was the knee injury he suffered against the Detroit Lions, which caused him to wear a brace, but that isn’t the only worry for Flacco.
He’s the second-most sacked quarterback in the league, and the cumulative effect of those hits were evident against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Super Bowl MVP was clearly in pain and hobbled off the field on multiple occasions. That’s not exactly what the Ravens front office wanted to see after investing $120 million in the quarterback over the offseason.
Flacco is taking too much punishment, and that’s something that needs to be addressed over the offseason.