The Baltimore Ravens have made it clear to the entire NFL that the organization has a quarterback, and he is here to stay for a long time.
Many may argue that Joe Flacco received too much money, but in the end that isn’t the important statistic. What matters is that Joe Cool is the quarterback for at least the next six years, and you are going to be seeing a lot of him in the upcoming years.
Besides his play on the field, Flacco’s biggest accomplishment has been his durability. In his five years quarterbacking the Ravens, Flacco has never missed a single snap due to injury. That’s something that has separated him from other guys—consistency.
As much as we like to bypass the thought of Flacco ever getting hurt, it’s something that you cannot ignore.
Head coach John Harbaugh has been fond of Tyrod Taylor as the backup quarterback for two seasons now. Although Taylor has had limited time on the field, Harbaugh continues to stick with him behind Flacco.
We haven’t been faced with the scenario of Flacco getting injured, but what if the day comes? Are we very confident that Taylor is the answer?
Take this scenario: a backup quarterback is forced to finish the season after Flacco suffers a season-ending injury. Would you prefer a pro-style signal caller who can work in the type of offense that Flacco runs, or Taylor, whose arm is questionable — to say the least?
It’s tough, but in the end, I would much rather have a quarterback who can direct the offense like Flacco does. The draft might not be somewhere that folks will look to, but in the late rounds, could Ozzie and Co. look for a quarterback to compete with Taylor during training camp and the preseason?