Who’s the best quarterback in the NFL? Drew Brees? Tom Brady? One of the Manning brothers? According to Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, Joe Flacco is the best quarterback in the NFL.
Flacco said in a recent interview with WNST 1570 Baltimore, that he was the best quarterback in the league. Flacco said:
“I assume everybody thinks they’re a top-five quarterback. 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.”
To me, Flacco’s comment wasn’t exactly boastful. The quarterback is just saying that he has to have confidence in his game if he wants to be any good. Of course, if he wanted to avoid the ridicule of football fans, he probably shouldn’t have said that he was the best quarterback in the NFL.
CBSSports.com wrote on Twitter: Joe Flacco thinks he’s the best QB in the NFL. We’re trying really, really hard to not burst out laughing.
@NotoriousRED wrote: Joe Flacco thinks he’s the best QB in the league. Excuse me while I go laugh until I throw up.
Sports Illustrated reports that Flacco is currently in the final year of his rookie contract and may just be making “I’m the best” comments in an attempt to beef up his contract.
“It’s not about the money. It’s about what you feel you deserve. At the end of the day, they’ll take care of it and I’ll be waiting.”
Flacco may not be in the same statistical realm of guys like Drew Brees, but he did bring the Ravens to the AFC Championship Game last year. Flacco threw for 3,610 yards and 20 touchdowns during the 2011 season. Do you think Joe Flacco is in the best quarterback conversation?