3. Coming into his prime?
Flacco undoubtedly heard Elway’s comments to the media stating he felt like Flacco was entering the prime years of his career.
He was asked about those comments at the presser, and gave a great response.
"“It feels good because I definitely feel that way. It feels good to hear somebody say that. I mean, shoot, with Tom Brady now, quarterbacks are playing until they’re about 60 years old (laughing). I’m as healthy as I’ve ever been and I’m as physical as I’ve ever been. Obviously, any time something crazy can happen, but barring anything crazy happening, I’m as healthy as I can be and as physical and as ready to go as ever. I’m excited about what lies ahead for me and my future. I’m not putting a number on how much time I’ve got left to play. I want to play as long as I can and hopefully they’re dragging me out of this building a long time from now.”"
What’s more important for a quarterback than buy-in from the staff employing you and coaching you?
The Broncos’ front office and coaching staff clearly believe in Flacco’s abilities to take this team back to the playoffs. That confidence, combined with the chip on Flacco’s shoulder from the way things ended in Baltimore, certainly seems to have given Flacco a renewed edge to his game.