The Super Bowl is right around the corner and each team participating has a quarterback who–if he wins–will get his first ring. Everybody and their dog has been debating whether or not Baltimore Ravens signal-caller Joe Flacco is an “elite” quarterback and I’m sick of it. There is no formula for determining whether an NFL passer is elite. There are no uniform standards or anything of that nature that make up an elite quarterback. So stop with the pointless debate already!
Here’s what you need to know about Flacco: he’s won more road playoff games than any other quarterback in NFL history. Pretty impressive. Actually, it’s very impressive.
He’s also won at least one playoff game in each of his first five NFL seasons, which is also a feat accomplished by no other player in league history.
Finally, Flacco’s numbers this postseason are phenomenal, so you’ve got that if you’re a stats whiz.
Look, Flacco isn’t a flashy guy and he doesn’t like to talk to the media. Even his dad said he’s the most boring quarterback in the league, but just because he’s not funny and/or popular doesn’t mean he’s not a great quarterback. His teammates love him and he wins games, so who cares if he’s “elite” by any individual’s standards? If he wins the HarBowl, this debate will probably be ended anyway.