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Seriously?! Joe Flacco Proclaims Himself the NFL’s Best QB

For those in Steeler land that want to start their Wednesday with a good hearty laugh as you get to your desk, check out what Joe Flacco had to say about himself yesterday to WNST 1570 in Baltimore.

Again, get ready to laugh.

“I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback,” Flacco said when asked where he thinks he ranks among NFL quarterbacks. “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.

“That doesn’t mean that things are going to work out that way. It just means that’s the way it is — that’s the way I feel that it is and that’s the way I feel it should be.”

Yes, this is not a misprint. The same guy who threw away the AFC Divisional Title game in Pittsburgh two seasons ago, and couldn’t find a way to beat one of the worst defenses this past year in the AFC Title game in New England is proclaiming himself as the leagues best QB.


If you do a little exam of the AFC North, you’d be hard pressed to legit put Flacco ahead of Ben Roethlisberger, and right now, Andy Dalton of the Bengals is moving up the charts fast.

Flacco has a lifetime 86.0 QB rating (Roethlisberger is a lifetime 92.1), and has thrown 8 picks and 8 TD’s in 9 career playoffs games, in which he is 5-4.

The comments are really interesting based on the fact this past year his completion percentage, passing yards and touchdowns all went down from the season before, and he threw two more interceptions than he did in 2010.

Just like the Ravens usually do, they try and talk the talk, but when it comes time to put up or shut up, they can’t do it. Flacco is just the latest of many in Baltimore to get diarrhea of the mouth when he really should be worried about the 2012 season and the Steelers and Bengals.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. Steeler's Wheel

    April 4, 2012 at 1:05 am

    I don’t think this is laughable. Flacco says, “I don’t think I’d be very successful at my job if I didn’t feel that way.”
    Shouldn’t pro players feel confident?
    Is anyone laughing because Mike Wallace is not yet nearly as good as Larry Fitzgerald, yet he thinks he is?

    • shanepgh

      April 4, 2012 at 9:37 am

      Is it laughable ofcourse it is, you must be a Baltimore fan with your fake steeler username, flacco isn’t a top ten quarterback let alone the best quarterback in the league, ofcourse u should be confident but saying ur the best at ur position when ur clearly not, is a joke. And yes us steeler fans are gonna get a good laugh out of this

  2. George H

    April 4, 2012 at 11:14 am

    I think all of us Steelers fans got a pretty good laugh at the fact that Wallace wants Fitzgerald money. We all love Wallace but he hasnt proven to be a complete receiver like Fitz yet.

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  5. Thomas Crowley

    April 5, 2012 at 1:29 am

    This post is laughable. And the steelers were the ones doing the talking

    • George H

      April 5, 2012 at 10:26 am

      Lets try not to be biased here, where would you rank Flacco among NFL qbs? I’d say he is somewhere between 9-15, which is i think is reasonable due to his inconsistencies.

      1. Rodgers
      2. Brady
      3. Brees
      4. Big Ben
      5. Eli
      6. Rivers
      7. Manning (dropped due to injury)
      8. Ryan
      9. Romo
      10. Stafford
      11. Shaub
      12. Newton
      13. Flacco
      14. Vick
      15. Dalton

      • Thomas Crowley

        April 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

        You lose credibility by putting schaub and newton ahead of him

        • George H

          April 7, 2012 at 11:20 am

          Newton is a crazy duel threat qb. Put him on the Ravens and see how much better they would be. As for Shaub, take a look at his stats over the past few seasons and you might be surprised to see how good he actually is, especially not having an o-line until last season… ironically getting hurt that year too

  6. joe

    April 5, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    wait a minute…Flacco is not the best QB in the AFCN, let alone the league. He is a solid QB but is more know to check down that throw up field(which he clearly can) RR is the leading receiver tells all. To be fair, I would take Flacco over: ryan, romo, stafford, shaub, newton, vick and dalton…the top 7 on that list, is set..i would put flacco number 8! I am trying to be fair..

  7. ShanePgh

    April 5, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    I understand ur being fair but the only thing I don’t understand is why u would put stafford on ur list, do u watch football did u see his stats last year, he had over 4000 yards, don’t quote me but I think flacco had 2500.

    • George H

      April 7, 2012 at 11:18 am

      Stafford had 5000

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  10. Joe Flacco

    May 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    “Just like the Ravens usually do, they try and talk the talk, but when it comes time to put up or shut up, they can’t do it.”

    lol like week 1 and week 9 last year right guise?

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