- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 245 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- January 16, 1985 (33)
- 11th Season
- 2008 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 18 (BAL)
Baltimore Ravens players seem to believe that quarterback Joe Flacco is more motivated this offseason. "Drafting Lamar [Jackson] and bringing [Robert] Griffin in, it's lit a fire under him," safety Eric Weddle said. "You can tell. It has shown." Flacco is certainly on the hot seat, and the Ravens could decide to cut him if he doesn't improve in 2018. He has more weapons around him in the passing game this year, so he won't have any excuses. Still, Flacco is an unattractive QB2 that could be benched early on if he struggles out of the gates.
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is already praising new wide receiver Michael Crabtree. Flacco stated recently about Crabtree, "(He's) the guy, because he's got a little different way that he runs the routes. He's really crafty with it, and he knows when to break away from guys and how to get open." Crabtree will be given the chance to be the top receiver for Baltimore, which could offer a solid floor to his value. While Crabtree posted 16 touchdowns in the last two seasons, he fell off dramatically in 2017 (58 catches, 618 yards) and fell out of favor. Both Baltimore fans and Crabtree owners hope that he will fare better with his move to Baltimore than Jeremy Maclin did last year. Crabtree offers hope to Baltimore fans, but the struggles with the passing game last season suggest caution.
The clock is officially ticking on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco after the team traded up to select Lamar Jackson at the end of the first round. All 56 quarterbacks that have been taken in the first round in the last two decades have gotten a shot to start within three years of being drafted. The Ravens are taking it one year at a time with Flacco, and it'll all depend on his production and the development of Jackson at the same time. "You take it one year at a time in this league," head coach John Harbaugh said. "You want to predict the future? Great, that's cool. I get it. But the future is going to come and it can predict itself, really." They could part ways with Flacco after this year if he struggles again, and they'd receive $10.5 million in salary cap space (or $18.5 million if he's released or traded after June 1). Flacco has been beat up the last few years and has been in decline, so he's really not even attractive as a fantasy backup, even with Baltimore's improved wide receiver group.