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Joe Flacco | Quarterback | #5

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/16/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 245
College: Delaware
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (18) / BAL
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A "longtime Ravens observer" told NBC's Peter King that Joe Flacco is having "far and away" the best training camp of his career.
King was impressed by the practice he saw, noting Flacco made "six beautiful medium-to-deep throws right on the money in team drills." Baltimore has not even played their first preseason game, but every report about Flacco has been glowing so far in camp. Lamar Jackson's shadow is large, but it is looking like Flacco is up to the challenge. Jul 30 - 11:54 AM

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The Athletic's Jeff Zrebiec writes the Ravens "remain [Joe] Flacco’s team."

Zrebiec acknowledges Lamar Jackson has impressed at times, but he is still "a work-in-progress with his arm." More importantly, Baltimore's plan has always been to let Jackson develop for a year or two behind Flacco. "If Jackson starts a game at quarterback this season," Zrebiec writes, "it will almost surely be because Flacco is either hurt or the team’s season has become a lost cause and they start evaluating for the future." Things can certainly change, but it looks like Flacco is locked into the starting job for now.
Jul 26 - 9:43 AM

Ravens OC Marty Mornhinweg said Sunday that Joe Flacco has shown improved movement ability early in training camp.

Flacco will never be a dual threat, but his ability to move in the pocket and add yardage with his legs will come in handy as Flacco attempts to hold off Lamar Jackson. Flacco was severely debilitated by a back injury at this time last year. "It looks like he’s moving and grooving better than he has in several years," Mornhinweg said. Reporter Jamison Hensley noted Flacco sprinted 20 yards after a run-pass option play in Sunday's practice.
Jul 22 - 3:20 PM

Joe Flacco got together with his receivers and tight ends for outside workouts this summer for the first time since 2011.

This falls in line with reports that Flacco is "more motivated" this year after the Ravens used a first-round pick on Lamar Jackson, Flacco's eventual successor. Flacco has been about as mediocre a quarterback in football since winning the Super Bowl in 2012 and then tearing his ACL in 2015. He needed a fire lit under him, and the Jackson selection may have provided just that. The Ravens have also done more to upgrade his receiving corps this offseason.
Jul 18 - 3:31 PM

Per ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley, the "consensus" among players and coaches is that Joe Flacco is "more motivated" this offseason following Baltimore's first-round trade up for Lamar Jackson.

"Drafting Lamar and bringing [Robert] Griffin in, it’s lit a fire under him," S Eric Weddle said. "You can tell. It has shown." The common comparison is from Flacco to Alex Smith, who supposedly benefited from having a "fire lit" when the Chiefs traded up for Pat Mahomes. Flacco should know his job is on the line. The Ravens can cut him after this season and save $10.5 million in cap space.
Jun 13 - 1:14 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team is taking things "one year at a time" at quarterback.

Baltimore drafted Lamar Jackson with the final pick in the first round, a move which inexorably starts the clock on Joe Flacco. Harbaugh has said Flacco will be their quarterback this season, however, and the team laid out what seems to be a long-term plan to develop Jackson. That said, those plans could change quickly if the season does not go how the Ravens hope, especially with Flacco in the midst of a multi-year decline. If Flacco does not bounce back quickly, Jackson could see the field as earlier as this year.
Source: ESPN
May 3 - 8:54 AM

Coach John Harbaugh said after the Ravens selected Lamar Jackson No. 32 overall that Joe Flacco "is our quarterback."

"Lamar is going to have a great chance to develop," Harbaugh continued. "This doesn't really change things in a sense that we're going to go with Joe and he's going to roll." Flacco turned 33 in January and has been mediocre at best since tearing his ACL a couple years back. He has four years left on his contract, but the Ravens can clear $18.5 million against the cap next year by cutting him. They're not going to do that, but a 2019 trade seems very likely.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 27 - 10:00 AM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh wants Joe Flacco to organize a passing camp with his new receivers.

Baltimore overhauled their receiver corps this offseason, adding John Brown and Ryan Grant Michael Crabtree. They are also likely to add more help during the draft. With Flacco coming off yet another down season, his coach wants him to take the initiative. "Look at the great passing games. It’s because they’re precise," Harbaugh said. "Before practice, after practice, in the offseason -- we’ve heard all those stories. That’s what it takes. For Joe to have those guys and get with those guys and get great, that’s what we expect." Flacco averaged 6.1 yards per attempt with 38 touchdowns and 28 interceptions the last two seasons.
Source: ESPN
Apr 3 - 10:01 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec writes it is "certainly not impossible" the Ravens draft a quarterback in the first round.

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah mocked Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield to Baltimore with the No. 16 overall pick earlier this week, prompting a response from Zrebiec. The reporter does not think it is likely the Ravens spend a first on a quarterback, but it is possible because of Joe Flacco's age (33) and recent level of play (bad) as well as the lack of first-round talent at Baltimore's real areas of need, most notably receiver, tight end, and offensive tackle. The Ravens will also have their first real chance to get out of Flacco's contract next offseason, so it would be good to have the succession plan already in place if the quarterback continues to struggle. While it is not the most likely landing spot for the top quarterbacks, the Ravens will be a team to watch if someone starts to slip.
Mar 8 - 8:57 AM

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports suggested the Ravens could select a quarterback early in the draft.

While owner Steve Bisciotti has been unwavering in his support of Joe Flacco, La Canfora believes it's a near certainty the Ravens will "untangle themselves" from his contract after 2019. La Canfora still thinks the Ravens are more likely to address receiver with the No. 16 pick, but added that Baltimore has done "considerable work" studying this year's quarterback class. Flacco's time in Baltimore could be running short after finishing 25th out of 32 qualifiers in quarterback rating last season.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 2 - 6:33 PM

Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti was adamant in his support of Joe Flacco at Friday's press conference.

That's in contrast to GM Ozzie Newsome -- whom Bisciotti announced will step down in 2019 -- and coach John Harbaugh, whose firing Bisciotti said was "considered" after another disappointing season. When asked about replacing Flacco, Bisciotti replied, "We have bigger fish to fry" and "repeatedly backed" Flacco as the Ravens' quarterback whenever the topic came up. Bisciotti noted Flacco's 2017 back injury "several times" to explain his ineffectiveness. Flacco's yards-per-attempt averages have dipped precipitously in the last four years (7.2 > 6.1 > 6.0 > 5.3). Beat writer Jeff Zrebiec suggested Bisciotti's support for Flacco likely means the Ravens won't draft a quarterback with their first-round pick.
Feb 2 - 2:48 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said the team will "for sure" consider drafting a quarterback.

"When you have a veteran quarterback at this stage, it's the time you're looking for a young backup," Harbaugh added. The coach blamed Joe Flacco's recent struggles on his health, and these comments certainly do not suggest the team is looking to replace him in the near future. Still, it is notable Baltimore is at the very least thinking about the future. Flacco averaged just 5.7 yards per attempt with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions this season.
Source: ESPN
Jan 4 - 11:29 AM

Joe Flacco completed 25-of-47 passes for 203 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a Week 17 loss to the Bengals.

The loss knocked Baltimore out of the playoffs. Flacco did his part, putting the Ravens ahead with under a minute remaining but the defense allowed a miracle touchdown on a fourth-down pass. Flacco took a huge step back this year, throwing for just 3,141 yards with a 18:13 TD/INT ratio. He managed a solid second half, but there's major concerns on him going forward. Baltimore needs to upgrade Flacco's weapons this offseason.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 08:07:00 PM

Joe Flacco completed 29-of-38 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the Ravens' 23-16, Week 16 win over the Colts.

With the victory, the 9-6 Ravens put themselves in a "win and in" playoff situation against the Bengals next Sunday. The multi-score game was Flacco's third in his past four starts, but he struggled to make big plays, and missed a few easy throws. Rain, sometimes driving, surely played a factor. Flacco has just 17 total touchdowns heading into the final week of the season.
Sat, Dec 23, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Joe Flacco completed 26-of-42 passes for 288 yards and touchdown with three yards and a touchdown rushing in Sunday's Week 15 win over the Browns.

The 288 passing yards were the most that Flacco has had in a game this season. He got the scoring started for the Ravens with a 2-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter. He followed that up with a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ben Watson on the following drive to put the Ravens up 17-7 and they never looked back. Flacco has now had 16 or more points in three straight games while running into an extremely positive matchup next week at home against the Colts. Flacco will be on the streaming radar in Week 16.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Joe Flacco
2Lamar Jackson
3Robert Griffin III
4Josh Woodrum
RB1Alex Collins
2Buck Allen
3Kenneth Dixon
4Gus Edwards
5Mark Thompson
GLB1Alex Collins
2Buck Allen
3RB1Buck Allen
2Alex Collins
FB1Patrick Ricard
2Chris Ezeala
WR11Michael Crabtree
2Willie Snead
3Chris Moore
4Jordan Lasley
5Quincy Adeboyejo
WR21John Brown
2Breshad Perriman
3Tim White
4Jaleel Scott
5DeVier Posey
WR31Willie Snead
TE1Hayden Hurst
2Nick Boyle
3Maxx Williams
4Mark Andrews
5Vince Mayle
LT1Ronnie Stanley
2Orlando Brown
LG1Alex Lewis
2Nico Siragusa
3Cameron Lee
4Randin Crecelius
C1Matt Skura
2Bradley Bozeman
RG1Marshal Yanda
2Jermaine Eluemunor
3Maurquice Shakir
4Justin Evans
RT1James Hurst
2Andrew Donnal
3Greg Senat
K1Justin Tucker