Building the all-decade Baltimore Ravens team 2010-2019
Quarterbacks: Joe Flacco, Lamar Jackson
I wanted to do just one quarterback, but it’s too difficult to overlook Lamar Jackson‘s 2019 season.
Jackson was historically dominant in 2019, winning the league MVP award while setting the single-season quarterback rushing yards record (1,206-yards) and leading the league in touchdown passes (36). Jackson did it all for the Baltimore Ravens. It didn’t matter if he was doing it with his arm or his legs because Jackson was simply the best football player on the field.
We can’t look past the heroics of Jackson’s rookie season either, bringing the Ravens back from the dead to win the AFC North and make it to the playoffs after a three-year drought. Overall, Jackson is 20-3 as a starter with his best football ahead of him.
Now that we’ve given our respects to Jackson, we have to talk about Baltimore’s king during the 2010s: Joe Flacco. Flacco was never the best quarterback in the league, and to this day it’s debated whether or not he was elite, but all he did was win. Flacco won 96 games with the Ravens and went 10-5 in the playoffs with a Super Bowl trophy and more importantly MVP to his name. His masterful 2012 post-season run is that of legends and is a story I’ll tell my kids one day.
Flacco was maddening at times, but he’ll always be beloved in Baltimore. There’s no denying that what he accomplished was anything short of exemplary. Build a statue of this man and induct him into the Ring of Honor ASAP. We are forever Joe Flacco stans.