Former New York Giants quarterback and current CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that he believes that Joe Flacco of the Baltimore Ravens is a franchise quarterback.
“Joe Flacco has had a lot of success, not some,” Simms said. “I never look at Joe’s completion percentage and say he’s inaccurate. I look at him as a guy who makes great throws, not good ones, every single game. If someone gets open, he hits them. He moves around well. He’s a giant of a man and can throw the football with basically anybody in the NFL. If that’s not a franchise quarterback, I don’t know what one is. All the experts and the networks can continue to debate Joe because he hasn’t won the big one and of course that completion percentage.”
Simms believes that if Flacco was on a team that was more focused on just the quarterback and the offense, he’d flourish.
“It’s really amazing,” said Simms. “Put Joe Flacco on a football team where it’s all about the quarterback and the offense and he will put up staggering numbers. He plays for a coach that’s not worried about the glorification of his quarterback. Joe Flacco is a big part of them winning, but personal success and glory might elude him. He may only get it through victories.
“Even then, he might not get the credit that he deserves. I don’t think he’s good, I think he’s awesome. I know I’m right. I don’t need your stamp of approval.”