Originally Posted by DJ's left nut
If you take an 8-8 team and put him at the helm, are they a SB winner? Can he make a 6-10 team a playoff team?
That's how I view a 'franchise' QB - a force multiplier that makes everyone else on his team better.
Flacco doesn't do that, IMO. He's not an accurate enough passer for long enough stretches for that. Brady, Brees, Rodgers and Peyton are guys that can throw 50 footballs and hit their target 48 times. They're smart decisionmakers that can run any offense they're given.
Flacco's not that level of guy. He's a very good quarterback and someone I would gladly have lead my team, but he's not to the level of the truly stellar, IMO.
but Superbowl bling is stellar. I take that 'risk' because I like my chances with Flacco as my guy. He's a bit inconsistent and I won't dispute that but I like the way he shows up and responds to adversity in big games when it counts.