Baltimore Ravens: Joe Flacco will have a bounce back 2018 season
Joe Flacco is on the hot seat. He’s underperformed since reaching the divisional round of 2014 NFL Playoffs. With his potential replacement in Lamar Jackson now on the roster, Flacco will bounce back in 2018.
Joe Flacco is still the Ravens quarterback. As soon as the Baltimore Ravens selected Lamar Jackson with the 32nd overall pick in the draft, Ravens fans saw the future. Thoughts of a dual-threat, play-making quarterback electrifying M&T Bank Stadium and the city of Baltimore filled the minds of Ravens faithful. Fans bought jerseys, created Jackson in Madden, and turned the page on Joe Flacco‘s 10-year career in a Ravens uniform, highlighted by Super Bowl 47 and the franchise’s second Lombardi Trophy.
It’s okay to get excited about the next potential Ravens’ franchise quarterback, but Flacco remains the starter entering the 2018 season. And he will bounce back.
It’s no secret that Flacco’s performance has gone downhill since signing a six-year contract after winning the Super Bowl, especially over the last three seasons. Flacco threw 20 or more touchdowns in four of his first five seasons in the NFL. Since then, he’s accomplished that just once (2016). Since 2015, his average yards-per-attempt has gradually declined, and he ended the 2017 season with his lowest career total in that category, 5.7 yards-per-attempt.