All players in the NFL believe in themselves and their ability to get the job done. Then there is that class of players who believe they are the best at what they do, even if they haven’t proven it.
According to Pro Football Talk, Joe Flacco made some stunning comments on Tuesday claiming he is the best quarterback in the league. Here are his comments:
I mean, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’m top five, I think I’m the best. I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way. I mean, C’mon? That’s not really too tough of a question. But that doesn’t mean that things are gonna work out that way. It just means that that’s the way it is, that’s the way I feel it is, and that’s the way I feel it should be.”
When you think of top five quarterbacks in the league, you have to consider what they have done in the playoffs. However, when it comes to the regular-season, Flacco does have a great winning record of 42-20. Nevertheless, quarterbacks are measured by wins in the playoffs and more importantly in the Super Bowl. Flacco has yet to compete in one.
All off-season Flacco and his agent have met with the Baltimore Ravens’ front office to get a five-year deal. Could this public comment just be a stunt to get the Ravens to agree on a deal?
Regardless, you have to be either senile, or a Raven to think Flacco is a top five quarterback in the NFL. In my eyes he is not even in the top ten list of NFL quarterbacks. When thinking of building a franchise around a QB, Flacco is not the name I would think of.
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