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Joe Flacco | Quarterback | #5

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Delaware
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Flacco completed 24-of-41 passes for 180 yards and two interceptions in the Ravens' Week 6 loss to the Bears.
It was a brutal display from Baltimore's offense, which has become the norm. The Ravens scored their only two touchdowns on a 96-yard kickoff return by Bobby Rainey and a 77-yard punt return by Michael Campanaro. "Chris Moore" was the Ravens' leading receiver in this game with 44 yards. On the season, Flacco now has a 4:8 TD-to-INT ratio. He's a low-end two-quarterback-league option regardless of opponent. The Ravens trek to Minnesota next. Oct 15 - 5:11 PM

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Joe Flacco completed 19-of-26 passes for 222 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions Sunday in the Ravens’ Week 5 win over the Raiders.

Once known as one of the league's premier deep passers, Flacco has been frustratingly conservative in recent years. He tried to shed that label in Week 5, emptying the clip with a surprising number of deep passes, particularly to speedster Mike Wallace, who nabbed three catches for 133 yards in the victory. He also made some plays with his feet, including a first down pass to Jeremy Maclin on a play where Flacco actually tripped over a teammate’s foot but was able to get up and extend the play. Flacco tried to break Maclin out of his recent funk by feeding him a team-high eight targets. The Ravens will take a 3-2 record into next week’s matchup against the Bears.
Oct 8 - 8:58 PM

Joe Flacco completed 31-of-49 passes for 235 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions Sunday in the Ravens’ Week 4 loss to the Steelers.

It was another dreadful outing for Flacco, who was sacked four times for a loss of 29 yards. He averaged a ghastly 4.8 yards per attempt, which, incredibly, was a vast improvement from last week’s 1.56 against Jacksonville. Flacco didn’t get much help from his receiving corps—Jeremy Maclin was nowhere to be found all day while Mike Wallace committed an ugly drop that could have gone for a long touchdown in the second quarter. But that doesn’t excuse Flacco for either of his two second-half picks. The first of his interceptions came when Ryan Shazier jumped Ben Watson’s crossing route on a play-action pass while the second was a desperation heave to no one in particular. The Twittersphere has long debated Flacco’s "eliteness," but "mediocre" would actually be a step up from what Flacco has given us over the first four weeks. Flacco will be a bottom-rung QB2 even with a good matchup against the Raiders in Week 5.
Oct 1 - 5:31 PM

Joe Flacco completed 8-of-18 passes for 28 yards and two interceptions Week 3 against the Jaguars in London.

Flacco was dreadful right from the start, leading four three-and-outs and completing zero passes on his first four drives before throwing a pick on the fifth. Pressure deserves some of the blame for his struggles, but he also misfired to a couple open receivers. Flacco’s first completion was an interception to A.J. Bouye, and his first completed pass to a Raven did not come until late in the second quarter. Things did not get much better after halftime, either. Flacco’s first pass was a poor decision and poor throw which was undercut by Jalen Ramsey for the quarterback’s second interception, and he was pulled at the start of the fourth quarter. Despite two wins to open the season, Flacco does not seem healthy at this point, and the Ravens' offensive line is not good enough to consistently protect him. He should not be in any lineups next week against the Steelers.
Sep 24 - 11:55 AM

Joe Flacco completed 25-of-34 passes for 217 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Ravens' Week 2 win over the Browns.

Flacco was sharp in this one after a slow opening game, peppering Ben Watson with targets in the middle of the field and looking refreshed and spry in the pocket. Flacco's back injury still seemed to be bothering him in Week 1, but that wasn't the case on this day. The 2-0 Ravens next face Jacksonville's talented defense in a matchup where Flacco will be merely a two-QB-league starter.
Sep 17 - 6:12 PM

Joe Flacco completed 9-of-17 passes for 121 yards with a touchdown and an interception Sunday in the Ravens’ Week 1 win over the Bengals.

Flacco started off hot, completing five straight passes on the Ravens’ opening drive including three to Danny Woodhead, who later left with a hamstring injury. His lone touchdown came on a 48-yard strike to Jeremy Maclin late in the first half. Flacco was also intercepted early in the second half on what appeared to be a miscommunication with Terrance West. Clearly Flacco has some rust to shake off after missing most of training camp with an injured back. He’ll be on the QB2 map next week in a plus home matchup against the Browns.
Sep 10 - 5:04 PM

Joe Flacco (back) wasn't listed on the Ravens' final injury report for Week 1 against the Bengals.

He was a full participant at all three practices this week. Flacco will be under center for Sunday's opener but could be rusty after missing nearly all of camp with a disc issue in his back. He's RotoPat's No. 22 quarterback for Week 1.
Sep 8 - 1:44 PM

Coach John Harbaugh said Joe Flacco (back) is "ready to roll" for Week 1 against the Bengals.

This has been the expectation all along, especially after Flacco returned to practice over the weekend. He missed all of camp and the preseason with a disk issue in his back. But after seeing Ryan Mallett completely crater in the preseason, the Ravens have no choice but to turn to Flacco with little prep time. His return makes Danny Woodhead and Terrance West easier to use.
Sep 6 - 11:28 AM

Joe Flacco (back) returned to practice Saturday.

The Ravens have always said Flacco would be ready for Week 1, and he seems to be on that path. He does not appear to be limited, either, jumping right in with the first-team offense. Danny Woodhead and Breshad Perriman also returned on Saturday, so the Ravens should have the entire band together for the season opener.
Sep 2 - 1:50 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Joe Flacco (back) has resumed throwing and is nearing a return to practice.

Harbaugh has promised his quarterback will be ready for Week 1, and he seems to be on that path. Flacco has still not be cleared to practice, but the Ravens expect that to happen soon. Considering how terrible Ryan Mallett has looked this preseason, the Ravens have to have Flacco under center when the season begins.
Aug 29 - 11:31 AM

Speaking after Saturday's preseason game, Ravens coach John Harbaugh insisted Joe Flacco (back) would be ready for Week 1.

"He will be back for the Bengals game, I promise you that," a defiant Harbaugh said. Harbaugh feigned ignorance as to why the media was pressing Flacco's status. It's because they sat through the same three Ryan Mallett disasters Harbaugh has. The Ravens won't be competitive if Flacco misses time. We haven't seen a reason to doubt Harbaugh's Week 1 promise.
Aug 26 - 11:11 PM

Mike Wallace sounded optimistic and confident Joe Flacco (back) will be able to practice before Week 1.

Flacco has already been ruled out for practice all of next week. "Joe is a vet. He has been 10 years in the game," Wallace said. "He has won Super Bowls, he has been in every situation. He might need to knock a little rust off, but hopefully we can knock that out in those days of practice before Week 1. ... He will be fine." Flacco remains a better than 50:50 bet to be ready for Week 1, but there's no telling what effects his back injury will have on his performance and/or going-forward durability.
Aug 20 - 2:31 PM

The Ravens have already said Joe Flacco (back) will remain sidelined through next week.

Initially, Flacco wrote the back issue off as a day-to-day thing, but he's been sidelined for a month with no return in sight. All the Ravens have said is that Flacco won't play this preseason and is expected to be ready for the opener. Ryan Mallett has been beyond dreadful through two preseason starts, no matter what lies coach John Harbaugh tries to tell everyone. The Ravens need to stop messing around and find a real backup quarterback.
Aug 18 - 9:51 AM

Joe Flacco (back) will not play in the preseason but is expected to start Week 1 against the Bengals.

Flacco received good news after having his back reexamined. He'll miss the Ravens' preseason slate as a precaution but should resume practicing at some point during camp and expects to be a go for Week 1. Flacco's improvement should come as a huge relief to Baltimore's pass-catching corps including Jeremy Maclin, Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman and Danny Woodhead.
Aug 11 - 4:16 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports a second opinion on Joe Flacco's back injury confirmed the ailment is "minor."

"He's gradually being ramped up," La Canfora added. The Ravens initially believed they caught Flacco's injury at a good time to where they could monitor his back and make sure to apply necessary limitations. It would be a surprise if we saw much Flacco this preseason, but he remains on track for Week 1.
Aug 4 - 3:55 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Joe Flacco
2Ryan Mallett
RB1Buck Allen
2Danny Woodhead
3Alex Collins
4Bobby Rainey
GLB1Buck Allen
2Danny Woodhead
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Buck Allen
WR11Jeremy Maclin
2Michael Campanaro
3Chris Moore
WR21Mike Wallace
2Breshad Perriman
3Chris Matthews
4Griff Whalen
WR31Breshad Perriman
TE1Ben Watson
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
LT1Ronnie Stanley
LG1James Hurst
2Tony Bergstrom
C1Ryan Jensen
2Luke Bowanko
RG1Matt Skura
2Jermaine Eluemunor
RT1Austin Howard
K1Justin Tucker