The Joe Flacco era Seems to be over in Baltimore

by Glenn Kaplan
by Glenn Kaplan

The Baltimore Ravens are 8-6 so far this season and they are currently in the sixth seed in the AFC. If the Pittsburgh Steelers lose to the New England Patriots, Baltimore will move into the fourth seed in the AFC. The Ravens have won their last four out of five games.

Lamar Jackson has started all of those games because of a hip injury to Joe Flacco. Jackson is 4-1 in those starts and he was the 32nd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Lamar Jackson has been the starter ever since the bye week.

Because of this, there are reports out there that it is very likely that the Baltimore Ravens will move on from Joe Flacco at the end of the season. They will trade him to a team of his choice or they will just release him.

He still has a couple of years left on his contract. Flacco is supposed to be a free agent after the 2021 season. He is currently 33 years old. Joe Flacco has won many playoff games with this franchise including winning Super Bowl XLVII with them. He also won Super Bowl MVP.

So far this season, he has completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,465 yards 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. In his career, Flacco has completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 38,245 yards 212 touchdowns and 136 interceptions. He has rushed for 811 yards on 345 carries and 16 touchdowns. Joe Flacco has also caught two passes for 35 yards receiving.

In his playoff career, he has completed 56.6 percent of his passes for 3,223 yards 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Flacco has rushed for 87 yards on 50 carries and a score.

A few of the teams that could make sense for Joe Flacco is the Miami Dolphins, the Jacksonville Jagaurs, the Washington Redskins, the Denver Broncos, or the Dallas Cowboys.

It will be interesting what happens this offseason, but the Lamar Jackson era has taken full effect in Baltimore.