Joe Flacco RUMORS & NEWS

  • Joe Flacco's brother trying out for Ravens at tight end

    Baltimore Sun "There were over 20 players participating in the Ravens minicamp on a tryout basis, but only one who was confused for the team’s longtime starting quarterback. “It’s funny, the first day I was here, they didn’t even know I was Joe’s brother,” tight end Mike Flacco said. “They saw me from behind..." May 07

  • Flacco scoffs at doubts about Carson Wentz

    ESPN "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco is one of the few people who understands the challenge Carson Wentz will face when he enters the NFL. Wentz is set to become the fourth non-FBS quarterback selected in the first round since 1979 and the first since Flacco in 2008. Many draft experts..." April 25

  • Flacco running again, says rehab going 'really well' "The Baltimore Ravens are a popular pick to return to the playoffs this season following a disastrous, injury-marred campaign in 2015. General manager Ozzie Newsome isn't ready to talk up his team, but the Ravens' 5-11 finish was partially an illusion: They stumbled through the year with wideout..." April 19

  • Flacco: Wallace signing will have 'huge impact'

    CBS Sports "It has been four seasons since Mike Wallace had at least 1,000 receiving yards. But after forgettable stops in Miami and Minnesota, the speedy wide receiver is back in the AFC North, this time with the Ravens, a team desperate for a deep threat. The hope is that quarterback Joe Flacco, who..." April 03

  • Ravens' Joe Flacco believes he's on track to be ready for training camp "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco strolled onto the court at Torrey Smith’s charity basketball game Saturday and took a few casual jump shots before settling into his spot on the bench. Flacco didn’t play in the game as he continues to rehab from a torn ACL in his left knee, but he walked without..." April 03

  • Flacco makes it clear: New contract was about creating cap space

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens have displayed a bizarre degree of stubbornness regarding the new contract recently given to quarterback Joe Flacco. At the team’s official website, for example, the headline blared that the “Ravens Extended Joe Flacco To Win, Not Save Cap Room.” “As much as the media doesn’t believe..." March 05

  • Joe Flacco flaunted reported $40M bonus check to less-rich teammates

    The Score "Ah, the rich. They're funnier than the rest of us. Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco - who just signed a reported 3-year, $66.4-million deal - was up to some of his trademark antics on Tuesday. Flacco, get this, fresh off being given a reported record-breaking $40-million signing bonus..." March 03

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    And the whole of Flacco's deal is straight forward. The $40M signing bonus, rest in base salaries: $4M, $6M, $12M, $18.5M, $20.25M, $24.25M.

  • Ozzie Newsome: Ravens’ success is on Joe Flacco’s shoulders

    Pro Football Talk "Why did the Ravens commit to quarterback Joe Flacco for three more years and another $66.4 million? Because they believe he’s the reason they’re a successful franchise. Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome said at a press conference today announcing Flacco’s big new contract that the Ravens..." March 02

  • Joe Flacco, Ravens agree to contract extension "It's a good time to be a starting quarterback in the NFL. Joe Flacco has agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Baltimore Ravens, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal keeps him in a Baltimore uniform through 2021." March 02

  • Flacco, Ravens still close, but not done yet

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens and quarterback Joe Flacco continue to try to work out a new contract, one that will drop his cap number from $28.55 million for 2016 to something much lower. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the two sides remain close; they plan to meet again on Monday, after the..." February 29

  • Harbaugh confident in new contract for Joe Flacco "When Joe Flacco briefly became the highest-paid player in NFL history after leading Baltimore to a Super Bowl XLVII victory, the Ravens understood the deal was back-loaded against the salary cap to force a renegotiation in 2016. Flacco's cap number currently is $28.55 million, which ranks..." February 27

  • Ravens 'close' to new deal with Flacco

    The Score "Heading into the offseason with little financial flexibility, the Baltimore Ravens have long been expected to address the astronomical salary-cap figures on Joe Flacco's contract. A meeting with Flacco's agent appears to have resulted in some significant progress to that end, as Baltimore is..." February 27

  • Ravens, Flacco’s agent likely to meet this weekend on revised deal

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago, the Ravens and agent Joe Linta worked out a record-setting six-year deal that allowed the team to keep quarterback Joe Flacco without using the exclusive franchise tag on him. But with $62 million of $120.6 million already paid out to Flacco, it’s now time for the cap numbers to..." February 22

  • Contract talks between the Ravens and Joe Flacco haven't started

    Baltimore Sun "Joe Linta, agent for Joe Flacco, will be in Indianapolis next week at the NFL’s scouting combine, and he said that he’d be more than willing to meet with team officials if they want to discuss the quarterback’s contract. To this point though, the talks between the two sides haven’t started and..." February 17

  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco jealous of Steelers wealth at receiver

    Baltimore Beat Down "With Steve Smith Sr. down, the Ravens were left stranded at the wide receiver position. Defenses knew this and stacked the box, punishing the run game, and forcing Flacco to throw at receivers Ravens fans didn't know a week prior. And Flacco spoke about it with FOXSports Jason Garcia, "I don't..." January 26

  • Joe Flacco willing to rework contract to help Ravens' salary cap

    ESPN "Joe Flacco said he's motivated to restructure his contract to help the Baltimore Ravens gain extra salary cap room in free agency. "Come on, I want to win, so I want to do everything we can to get something done," Flacco told WBAL Radio on Thursday morning, where he was making an appearance to..." January 21

  • Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco to have surgery on injured knee Tuesday

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will have surgery Tuesday on his injured left knee, 16 days after suffering season-ending ACL and MCL tears in the Nov. 22 win over the St. Louis Rams. Coach John Harbaugh said Flacco was in Birmingham, Ala., with renowned surgeon Dr. James Andrews Monday going..." December 07

  • Joe Flacco out for year with torn ACL "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco suffered a season-ending knee injury during the team's 16-13 win over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, coach John Harbaugh said after the game. Flacco tore his ACL and possibly suffered a torn MCL, but managed to finish the game, Harbaugh said." November 22

  • Ravens don't plan on using a lot of shotgun with Joe Flacco

    ESPN "The Baltimore Ravens have gone to extremes when it comes to using the shotgun over the last two seasons. In 2013, the Ravens led the NFL with 625 snaps in the shotgun. That was the season when the Ravens were forced to go with a Peyton Manning-style attack with Jim Caldwell because they..." August 09

  • Ravens expect to strike new deal with Joe Flacco after season

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens signed quarterback Joe Flacco to a six-year, $120.6 million contract before the 2013 season, although no one was ever all that confident that Flacco would actually play out all six years under the terms of the deal. After three years of reasonable cap hits, Flacco’s contract is set..." April 02

  • Obama confuses 'Interview' star with Flacco

    ESPN "During Friday's year-end White House news conference, President Barack Obama said it was a mistake for Sony to cancel the release of "The Interview" because of the threat of violence from North Korea. He added that he loved the film's actors, Seth Rogen and James Flacco. Wait, who was that..." December 20

  • Quarterback Joe Flacco practices Thursday after missing Wednesday with illness

    Baltimore Sun "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco was back at practice for the abbreviated media viewing portion on Thursday after missing Wednesday's practice and appearing on the injury report as a non-participant due to illness. Flacco was doing individual drills with backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor and..." September 18

  • How Baltimore Ravens Drafted Joe Flacco Rather Than Trading Up For Matt Ryan "From Art Modell's founding of the franchise in 1996 to the decision to draft Ray Lewis and Jonathan Ogden, to victories in two Super Bowls the past 15 years, the Baltimore Ravens' short history has been full of highlights. Jamison Hensley has covered much of that history, first as a Baltimore Sun..." August 21

  • To help fix a Ravens offense with flaws, QB Joe Flacco must address his own

    Baltimore Sun "Standing by a bench late in the Ravens' season finale, quarterback Joe Flacco frowned and shook his head in disgust. An errant pass intended for and thrown well behind wide receiver Torrey Smith had just landed in the hands of Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, a missed connection..." January 19

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Former coordinator and Redskins HC Jim Zorn is another familiar face for Flacco, who worked well with him. Could make sense for Ravens

  • Despite being healed, Flacco’s sticking with knee brace

    Pro Football Talk "Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has been removed from the injury report after recovering from a left knee injury, but he won’t be removing the brace from his previously injured left knee. Per a league source, Flacco will indeed stick with the brace on Sunday at Cincinnati even though he has not..." December 28

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Joe Flacco on his knee: 'It feels better. It felt really good on gameday. A little sore yesterday and today, but it feels a lot better.'

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    John Harbaugh on Joe Flacco: 'Definitely isn't 100 percent on that knee.' Dealing with swelling in sprained l. knee praised him for battling

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    Jeff Zrebiec @jeffzrebiecsun

    Joe Flacco, Ray Rice and Elvis Dumervil are all active for #Ravens.

  • Flacco will play, barring a Saturday setback

    Pro Football Talk "Despite being listed as questionable — technically, 50-50 — to play on Sunday against the Patriots, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco remains expected to play despite a knee injury suffered Monday night in Detroit. Per a league source, Flacco “feels strongly” about playing, and he won’t play only..." December 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    MRI on QB Joe Flacco's knee revealed mild MCL sprain that will have him wearing knee brace Sunday but will not prevent from playing vs. NE.

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco says left knee 'feels fine, feels strong'

    CBS Sports "Joe Flacco has started 107 consecutive games over six NFL seasons. There's no official word on whether the Ravens' quarterback will make start No. 108 after taking a hit to his left knee late in Monday night's win over the Lions, but Flacco didn't sound too concerned after the game. “It wasn't..." December 17

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    Kyle Meinke @kmeinke

    Joe Flacco on Matt Elam's comments: "Dude, what are you thinking? It's Calvin Johnson, man."

  • Ravens fans wanted, and got, a more vocal leader in Joe Flacco

    Baltimore Beat Down "Joe Flacco won a Super Bowl and was that game's MVP. He's had tremendous success in five and a half NFL seasons. Yet he'll continue to face criticism until he retires given how many digits are in his bank account. This season, Flacco hasn't done much to reshape the thoughts of his naysayers..." November 30

  • Joe Flacco: Wildcat makes Ravens 'look like a high school offense'

    CBS Sports "Out of desperation the Ravens turned to the wildcat on Sunday, throwing Tyrod Taylor under center for a few snaps. It wasn't very effective and it doesn't make much sense, frankly. Joe Flacco, for one, hates it. The Ravens actual quarterback said he has a disdain for the wildcat because it..." November 26

  • Protecting Flacco primary concern for Ravens

    CSN Baltimore "Now in his sixth NFL season, Joe Flacco has yet to miss a start. That durability is one of his strengths as a quarterback, one of the reasons the Ravens have made the playoffs the past five seasons. Injuries have forced many NFL teams to turn to their backup quarterback. Josh McCown will lead..." November 16

  • Ravens QB Joe Flacco says Ray Lewis should know better

    Baltimore Sun "Quarterback Joe Flacco first heard people questioning the leadership on the Ravens when training camp started two months ago. It didn’t bother him then and he seemed equally unaffected that the latest person to do it — player-turned-ESPN analyst Ray Lewis — is a friend and former teammate...." September 26

  • Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis' leadership comments: 'Ray knows better'

    CBS Sports "Now that Ray Lewis has transitioned from NFL linebacker to NFL analyst he's free to cut loose with the opinion making. He did just that on Tuesday pointing out that a lack of "leadership" on the Ravens caused Jacoby Jones to get hit in the head by a stripper with a champagne bottle. This logic..." September 25

  • Flacco misses birth of baby to be at Ravens home opener

    USA Today "Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will certainly have extra motivation to make quick work of the Cleveland Browns today. He’s got a new baby boy to meet. The Ravens official Twitter feed reported that Flacco’s wife Dana gave birth to the couple’s second child around noon ET Sunday." September 15

  • Joe Flacco: Johnny Manziel's 'quickly becoming my favorite player'

    CBS Sports "The general reaction to Johnny Manziel these days now that he's gone full heel is pretty vitrolic. Things are ramping up even more after he snubbed his coach on the sidelines and decided to did all kinds of delightfully obnoxious celebrations Saturday. But not everyone dislikes the Aggies..." September 01

  • Joe Flacco on Ray Lewis: A lot of his speeches 'didn't even make sense'

    CBS Sports "Ray Lewis has been known to give a motivational speech or two. And on game days that would include the squirrel dance. But after 17 seasons Lewis has called it a career. Which means that the Ravens will have to turn to others for pregame pep talks. Maybe quarterback Joe Flacco the Super Bowl MVP..." August 23

  • Dennis Pitta and Joe Flacco: Shades of Dallas Clark and Peyton Manning?

    SB Nation "The 2012 season answered the Ed Dickson vs. Dennis Pitta conundrum in Baltimore. The two tight ends were drafted in the third and fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft, respectively, but unlike the Aaron Hernandez-Rob Gronkowski pairing in New England, the two have yet to form a symbiotic..." June 22

  • LaMarr Woodley: No regrets saying Joe Flacco wouldn't win Super Bowl

    CBS Sports "It's been two years since LaMarr Woodley offered this answer when asked if quarterback Joe Flacco could lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl. "No, not at all, because they have to go through one team -- that's the Pittsburgh Steelers in that AFC Championship," the Steelers linebacker said at the time...." June 14

  • Ravens make 'dumb' move in delaying Flacco negotiations, his agent tells newspaper

    Baltimore Sun "On March 4, agent Joe Linta and the Ravens finalized a six-year, $120.6 million contract extension for Joe Flacco, making the quarterback the highest paid player in the history of the NFL. Nearly three months later, Linta is still taking his victory lap. The agent told USA Today that the..." May 27

  • Joe Flacco likes that Ravens kept offensive line together

    Pro Football Talk "Center Matt Birk’s retirement meant the Ravens had no chance to bring back their entire starting offensive line from the Super Bowl, but they did the next best thing. Re-signing left tackle Bryant McKinnie after McKinnie flirted with other teams allows the Ravens to put four-fifths of that line..." May 26

  • Not paying Flacco sooner cost Ravens $35 million, agent says "Joe Flacco might be the all-time poster boy for good timing in free agency. The walk year of his contract coincided with a season in which he emerged as a star, silenced his critics and netted a second Lombardi Trophy for the Baltimore Ravens. The result of that rise was a six-year contract..." May 26

  • Former Giants DT Canty says Flacco better QB than Eli

    New York Post "Chris Canty was cut by Giants and signed with the Ravens this offseason -- and believes he’s going to a team with a better quarterback. When asked in a video interview Friday with Pro Football Talk which signal caller is better, Eli Manning or Joe Flacco, Canty did not hesitate. “Joe..." May 26

  • What if something happens to Flacco?

    CSN Baltimore "Joe Flacco has never missed a start since joining the Ravens. So what happens if something happens to Flacco? The competition between Tyrod Taylor and Caleb Hanie to be the Ravens’ No. 2 quarterback will play out through minicamps and training camp. Taylor has been Flacco’s backup the past..." May 24

  • Joe Unitas responds to criticism from John Unitas Jr. about Joe Flacco in film

    Baltimore Sun "The long-simmering feud between family members of the late Baltimore Colts quarterback legend Johnny Unitas went public this weekend after Joe Unitas told The Baltimore Sun that Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco committed to portray his father in football scenes for an upcoming movie called "Unitas We..." April 08