Joe Flacco RUMORS & NEWS

  • Obama confuses 'Interview' star with Flacco "During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview" because of the threat of violence from North Korea. He added that he loved the film's actors, Seth Rogen and James Flacco. Wait, who was that..." December 20

  • Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. Flacco was doing individual drills with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and..." September 18

  • How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan "From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun..." August 21

  • To help fix a Ravens offense with flaws, QB Joe Flacco must address his own

    Baltimore Sun "Standing by a bench late in the Ravens' season finale, quarterback Joe Flacco frowned and shook his head in disgust. An errant pass intended for and thrown well behind wide receiver Torrey Smith had just landed in the hands of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, a missed connection..." January 19

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Former coordinator and Redskins HC Jim Zorn is another familiar face for Flacco, who worked well with him. Could make sense for Ravens

  • Despite being healed, Flacco’s sticking with knee brace

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been removed from the injury report after recovering from a left knee injury, but he won’t be removing the brace from his previously injured left knee. Per a league source, Flacco will indeed stick with the brace on Sunday at Cincinnati even though he has not..." December 28

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Joe Flacco on his knee: 'It feels better. It felt really good on gameday. A little sore yesterday and today, but it feels a lot better.'

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco: 'Definitely isn't 100 percent on that knee.' Dealing with swelling in sprained l. knee praised him for battling

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and Elvis Dumervil are all active for #Ravens.

  • Flacco will play, barring a Saturday setback

    Pro Football Talk "Despite being listed as questionable — technically, 50-50 — to play on Sunday against the Patriots, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco remains expected to play despite a knee injury suffered Monday night in Detroit. Per a league source, Flacco “feels strongly” about playing, and he won’t play only..." December 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    MRI on QB Joe Flacco's knee revealed mild MCL sprain that will have him wearing knee brace Sunday but will not prevent from playing vs. NE.

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco says left knee 'feels fine, feels strong' "Joe Flacco has started 107 consecutive games over six NFL seasons. There's no official word on whether the Ravens' quarterback will make start No. 108 after taking a hit to his left knee late in Monday night's win over the Lions, but Flacco didn't sound too concerned after the game. “It wasn't..." December 17

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    Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

    Joe Flacco on Matt Elam's comments: "Dude, what are you thinking? It's Calvin Johnson, man."

  • Ravens fans wanted, and got, a more vocal leader in Joe Flacco

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl and was that game's MVP. He's had tremendous success in five and a half NFL seasons. Yet he'll continue to face criticism until he retires given how many digits are in his bank account. This season, Flacco hasn't done much to reshape the thoughts of his naysayers..." November 30

  • Joe Flacco: Wildcat makes Ravens 'look like a high school offense' "Out of desperation the Ravens turned to the wildcat on Sunday, throwing Tyrod Taylor under center for a few snaps. It wasn't very effective and it doesn't make much sense, frankly. Joe Flacco, for one, hates it. The Ravens actual quarterback said he has a disdain for the wildcat because it..." November 26

  • Protecting Flacco primary concern for Ravens

    CSN Baltimore "Now in his sixth NFL season, Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start. That durability is one of his strengths as a quarterback, one of the reasons the Ravens have made the playoffs the past five seasons. Injuries have forced many NFL teams to turn to their backup quarterback. Josh McCown will lead..." November 16

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco says Ray Lewis should know better

    Baltimore Sun "Quarterback Joe Flacco first heard people questioning the leadership on the Ravens when training camp started two months ago. It didn’t bother him then and he seemed equally unaffected that the latest person to do it — player-turned-ESPN analyst Ray Lewis — is a friend and former teammate...." September 26

  • Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis' leadership comments: 'Ray knows better' "Now that Ray Lewis has transitioned from NFL linebacker to NFL analyst he's free to cut loose with the opinion making. He did just that on Tuesday pointing out that a lack of "leadership" on the Ravens caused Jacoby Jones to get hit in the head by a stripper with a champagne bottle. This logic..." September 25

  • Flacco misses birth of baby to be at Ravens home opener

    USA Today "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will certainly have extra motivation to make quick work of the Cleveland Browns today. He’s got a new baby boy to meet. The Ravens official Twitter feed reported that Flacco’s wife Dana gave birth to the couple’s second child around noon ET Sunday." September 15

  • Joe Flacco: Johnny Manziel's 'quickly becoming my favorite player' "The general reaction to Johnny Manziel these days now that he's gone full heel is pretty vitrolic. Things are ramping up even more after he snubbed his coach on the sidelines and decided to did all kinds of delightfully obnoxious celebrations Saturday. But not everyone dislikes the Aggies..." September 01

  • Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis: A lot of his speeches 'didn't even make sense' "Ray Lewis has been known to give a motivational speech or two. And on game days that would include the squirrel dance. But after 17 seasons Lewis has called it a career. Which means that the Ravens will have to turn to others for pregame pep talks. Maybe quarterback Joe Flacco the Super Bowl MVP..." August 23

  • Dennis Pitta and Joe Flacco: Shades of Dallas Clark and Peyton Manning?

    SB Nation "The 2012 season answered the Ed Dickson vs. Dennis Pitta conundrum in Baltimore. The two tight ends were drafted in the third and fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, respectively, but unlike the Aaron Hernandez-Rob Gronkowski pairing in New England, the two have yet to form a symbiotic..." June 22

  • LaMarr Woodley: No regrets saying Joe Flacco wouldn't win Super Bowl "It's been two years since LaMarr Woodley offered this answer when asked if quarterback Joe Flacco could lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl. "No, not at all, because they have to go through one team -- that's the Pittsburgh Steelers in that AFC Championship," the Steelers linebacker said at the time...." June 14

  • Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper

    Baltimore Sun "On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco, making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory lap. The agent told USA Today that the..." May 27

  • Joe Flacco likes that Ravens kept offensive line together

    Pro Football Talk "Center Matt Birk’s retirement meant the Ravens had no chance to bring back their entire starting offensive line from the Super Bowl, but they did the next best thing. Re-signing left tackle Bryant McKinnie after McKinnie flirted with other teams allows the Ravens to put four-fifths of that line..." May 26

  • Not paying Flacco sooner cost Ravens $35 million, agent says "Joe Flacco might be the all-time poster boy for good timing in free agency. The walk year of his contract coincided with a season in which he emerged as a star, silenced his critics and netted a second Lombardi Trophy for the Baltimore Ravens. The result of that rise was a six-year contract..." May 26

  • Former Giants DT Canty says Flacco better QB than Eli

    New York Post "Chris Canty was cut by Giants and signed with the Ravens this offseason -- and believes he’s going to a team with a better quarterback. When asked in a video interview Friday with Pro Football Talk which signal caller is better, Eli Manning or Joe Flacco, Canty did not hesitate. “Joe..." May 26

  • What if something happens to Flacco?

    CSN Baltimore "Joe Flacco has never missed a start since joining the Ravens. So what happens if something happens to Flacco? The competition between Tyrod Taylor and Caleb Hanie to be the Ravens’ No. 2 quarterback will play out through minicamps and training camp. Taylor has been Flacco’s backup the past..." May 24

  • Joe Unitas responds to criticism from John Unitas Jr. about Joe Flacco in film

    Baltimore Sun "The long-simmering feud between family members of the late Baltimore Colts quarterback legend Johnny Unitas went public this weekend after Joe Unitas told The Baltimore Sun that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco committed to portray his father in football scenes for an upcoming movie called "Unitas We..." April 08

  • Unitas grandson: Flacco is 'embarrassing choice' to play NFL great in movie

    USA Today "A grandson of Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas has added more fuel to a nasty family feud by calling Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco an "embarrassing choice" to play his late grandfather in the upcoming film about his life. Flacco has agreed to play Unitas, the former Baltimore..." April 07

  • Joe Flacco to portray Johnny Unitas in final scenes of upcoming film: 'Unitas We Stand'

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has agreed to portray the late Johnny Unitas in an upcoming film called "Unitas We Stand," according to Joe Unitas, Johnny Unitas' son. Joe Unitas told The Baltimore Sun that Flacco will play his father playing football in the final scenes depicting the Colts' 1958..." April 07

  • Torrey backs up Joe

    CSN Baltimore "Torrey Smith is standing up for his quarterback. A number of Baltimore football fans and Internet "experts" are blaming the big contract of quarterback Joe Flacco on the team's problems in the free-agent market this off-season, especially considering how the Ravens have lost a number of key..." April 03

  • Joe Flacco: Anquan Boldin should 'stick to his guns'

    USA Today "Having once taken a stand and delivered on his idea that he should be paid like an elite quarterback, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco supports teammate Anquan Boldin's desire to be paid in full by the Super Bowl champions. Boldin told USA TODAY Sports he was unwilling to take a pay cut..." March 10

  • New contract means unique partnership between Flacco and Ravens

    Baltimore Sun "Quarterback Joe Flacco climbed to a new financial stratosphere when the Ravens made him the highest paid player in NFL history with a $120.6 million contract. Flacco received a $29 million signing bonus and is due option bonuses of $15 million in 2014 and $7 million in 2015 in the deal he..." March 06

  • For Ravens' Joe Flacco, record payday means respect "Joe Flacco sat at his uncle's home in South Jersey eating pizza on Friday with his immediate and extended family - as he does every Friday - when news started to break that the Audubon native and Super Bowl-winning quarterback was on the verge of a record-breaking contract. "What's it feel..." March 05

  • Joe Flacco officially signs six-year, $120.6 million deal

    Baltimore Sun "Those who know Joe Flacco best insist that he is unaffected by fortune and fame. If his first public comments after officially signing a six-year, $120.6 million deal with the Ravens were any indication, the title of the NFL’s highest-paid player won’t change him either. “It's pretty..." March 04

  • Joe Flacco’s contract includes $52 million guaranteed, according to report "Joe Flacco’s historic new six-year, $120.6-million contract with the Baltimore Ravens includes a whopping $52 million in guaranteed money, USA Today’s Jim Corbett reported Sunday. Flacco and the Ravens agreed to the contract on Friday and he will sign it Monday, according to the report. The..." March 04

  • Ray Rice excited that Joe Flacco will attend offseason program

    Baltimore Sun "Quarterback Joe Flacco's pending $120.6 million contract will trigger another development for the Ravens beyond the New Jersey native now becoming the highest-paid player in the game. As a result of the Ravens avoiding having to make Flacco their franchise player heading into Monday afternoon's..." March 04

  • What's next for Ravens, Flacco? Agent, quarterback need to go over the details before signing contract

    Baltimore Beat Down "Now that the Ravens and Joe Flacco have hammered out an agreement in principle on a $120.6 million contract, there's more pending business to conclude between the Super Bowl champions and their quarterback. What's next for Flacco and his agent, Joe Linta, is going over the specific details of the..." March 02

  • Ravens, Joe Flacco agree to terms on new contract

    Baltimore Sun "Joe Flacco has long maintained that he is an elite quarterback and now he'll officially get paid like one. Less than a month since leading his team to a victory in Super Bowl XLVII, Flacco agreed to terms with the Ravens on a new contract. According to a league source, the sides agreed to a..." March 01

  • Joe Flacco And Ravens "Talking"

    Cincy Jungle "Wildly spitting curses at the dirty Ravens won't change the fact that Baltimore won the Super Bowl, though it does give some pleasure that the last team to beat Baltimore was your own Cincinnati Bengals (backups not withstanding). Since an offseason can change everything with a team's dynamic --..." February 28

  • Ravens shouldn't overreact when it's time to pay Flacco

    Baltimore Sun "The Ravens are being smart and very cautious in their negotiations with star quarterback Joe Flacco. So far, they haven't caved in to the demands of Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, who says Flacco should be paid as much as Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, who are averaging more than $20 million per..." February 26

  • Brady's deal affects Flacco -- sort of

    CSN Baltimore "Tom Brady’s new, cut-rate contract with the Patriots — which ties him to New England through 2017, but at way below his market value — could theoretically affect the Ravens’ contract dealings with Joe Flacco. Brady has just dropped out of the top five quarterback salaries in the NFL, which..." February 26

  • Let's just say Flacco leaves Ravens...

    Baltimore Beat Down "Now before you jump on that keyboard and say that if you are the Baltimore Ravens GM, you never would QB Joe Flacco hit the open market, then perhaps you should just pass on this mind-bending post. Use your imagination and prove your football strategy and let us know what you would do with those..." February 25

  • What Is Flacco Worth?

    Baltimore Beat Down "Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco will either get a huge long-term deal or get the team's Franchise Tag placed on him. Either way, he will get a big payday, be it for one year or many. The quarterback position in the NFL is obviously the league;s highest-paid position and after winning Super Bowl..." February 24

  • Ravens, Flacco have “long way to go” (and short time to get there)

    Pro Football Talk "On Friday night, the Ravens and the representative of quarterback Joe Flacco engaged in their first contract talks in months. Agent Joe Linta called his meeting with Ravens V.P. of football administration Pat Moriarty a “good start.” Still, Linta said the two sides have a “long way to..." February 24

  • Source: Flacco's agent meeting with Ravens "The Baltimore Ravens and the agent for Super Bowl MVP Joe Flacco are scheduled to meet Friday in Indianapolis in their first negotiating session since August, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Ravens and Flacco's agent, Joe Linta, had been trading telephone calls in..." February 22

  • Ravens have “no intentions” of letting Flacco leave Baltimore

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco still haven’t worked out a long-term deal. Regardless of how the dominoes fall, assistant G.M. Eric DeCosta made clear during an appearance on Thursday’s Pro Football Talk that the team plans on keeping Flacco around for the long haul. “We have no..." February 21

  • Ravens' Joe Flacco Considered Top Free Agent

    Baltimore Beat Down "Baltimore Ravens QB had a fantasy post season, culminating in a Super Bowl championship earlier this month. Although he reportedly turned down a lucrative contract last summer, he is expected to earn a much bigger payday by the time he finally settles on a new deal. That is expected to be a new..." February 20

  • The Effect Of Flacco's Upcoming Contract Negotiations

    Baltimore Beat Down "With the off-season coming up soon there are plenty of impending free-agents who will be looking to sign with the best possible suitor. The general concept of free-agency is that a player is looking to move to a team that gives him the best chance at winning a ring and/or offers him the best..." February 20