1. Flacco has a very good playoff history
Let’s start by talking about what Flacco does — or in this case, has done — on the football field.
This is a guy with a 10-5 all-time record in the postseason, including a Super Bowl victory. Seven of those 10 playoff wins were on the road. Only two of them came in Baltimore.
Even as a hapless young rookie in 2008, Flacco wasn’t so lost that the Ravens couldn’t compete in the postseason. In his rookie season, the Ravens won two playoff games.
As a matter of fact, in all six of Flacco’s postseason appearances, he’s never been taken out in the first game his team played in.
Flacco has never struck me as a top flight quarterback in the NFL, but rather the type of player who can excel in a favorable situation. He has been able to, at times, elevate the Ravens, but for the most part, he’s a guy who keeps things moving and executes the offense.
Especially compared to five or six years ago, there’s probably nothing overly spectacular about Flacco’s play, which is why the Ravens drafted the ultra-spectacular talent Lamar Jackson at the end of the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Flacco’s playoff history gives him locker room credibility.