Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 2/1/13
One of the 2013 Super Bowl quarterbacks has had a ton of success but has received little respect. The other starting signal-caller has become an overnight sensation in his second season. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has one of the NFL’s strongest arms.  The Ravens offense may still be considered run-first, but that’s mainly because Ray Rice is so dynamic.  Over the last four years, Rice has rushed for 5,066 yards and 33 touchdowns on 1,109 carries (4.56 YPC) and added 278 receptions for 2,440 yards and six scores through the air. While Rice has clearly been a pivotal part of the passing game, which finished the regular season ranked 15th in the NFL (Ravens were 11th in rushing offense), Flacco doesn’t receive enough credit. Flacco’s completion percentage (59.7 during the regular season; 54.8 during the postseason) hasn’t blown anyone’s socks off, but he takes shots down field.  Because he makes big plays and protects the football, Flacco maintains a solid passer rating. H...
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