Originally Posted by DeezNutz
Good enough to take a team to a SB (and win it) and provides long-term, high-quality stability at the QB position.
Not elite, but because of all of the above qualities, I will define him as a franchise QB.
I would agree with you here on many fronts. Except I'd replace your first sentence with "Good enough to take a GOOD SUPPORTING CAST to a SB...."
But also agree with how you separated "franchise" from "elite." There are about 4-5 elite QBs in the league in any era, and no team should beat themselves up for not finding them. Flacco isn't in that category and I don't think he ever will be.