Heading into Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco had gone three postseason games without throwing an interception. After throwing two touchdowns in the first half, it looks like Flacco has joined two other elite quarterbacks in the record books.
Flacco tied Joe Montana and Kurt Warner by becoming the third quarterback to throw for 11 touchdowns in a single postseason after throwing for three touchdowns in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers. The Ravens quarterback came into Sunday’s game riding one of the best postseason runs of all time and depending on what happens in the second half–Flacco could easily end up taking the record for himself.
All season, one of the biggest debates was whether or not Flacco had what it takes to be placed in the category of being elite and with the way he’s played during the postseason–it’s safe to say he deserves to be in that category. On top of the debate on whether or not he deserves to be called elite, Flacco will also be looking for a new contract during the offseason.
Clearly, Flacco has proven he’s worth the money–so let’s hope Baltimore is smart enough during the offseason to lock him up and make him happy to avoid him signing with a different team down the road. Now that he’s proven his value in the postseason, there’s no reason why Flacco shouldn’t be displaying these numbers consistently on a weekly basis during the regular season and be placed in the MVP category as well.
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