Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco is reportedly beating all of his teammates to the office, arriving well before 6 AM every day.
Sleep is for the birds. That seems to be the philosophy of Denver Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco, apparently, as he’s arriving to work in the ungodly hours of the morning.
Flacco, acquired for a fourth-round pick from the Ravens this offseason, is admittedly impressing lately, on the field and off.
Flacco has been average since 2014 when he was not only really good statistically, he looked like one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL and came this close to taking Tom Brady out of the playoffs again.
According to Charles Robinson, Flacco’s quest to help the Broncos win the AFC in 2019 has begun with extremely early days in the Summer.
If you get a bit of time, go through and read all of Robinson’s takes after spending some time with the Broncos. He dedicates an entire tweet to Austin Fort, so you know he’s legit.
In all seriousness, this is some pretty impressive dedication to the cause from Flacco, but is it super abnormal for veteran quarterbacks to do? I would guess that showing up before 6 AM is relatively rare for any professional athlete, but if players have been challenging each other to beat Flacco to the facility and he’s there this early, that’s something else.
Flacco has been impressing on the field of late in training camp. I wrote about this as the Broncos wrapped up their final days of training camp practice before the Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, which Flacco will not take part in.
This is a fun note although it really means nothing for Flacco and the Broncos if the team is not winning games. If the Broncos are winning, it will be fun to talk about how Flacco was showing up in the wee hours of the morning to watch film and read through his playbook and become a master of Rich Scangarello’s new offense.
If Flacco is not successful, we’ll point back to this little note and wonder what in the world was Flacco doing before 6 AM, perhaps even blaming his apparent lack of sleep for his lack of success.
Hopefully, we’re talking about the former, not the latter.