Joe Flacco says he’s bringing more to Dove Valley than a big arm. Denver’s newest starting quarterback says he has a point to prove. To Baltimore. To Broncos fans. And to doubters throughout the NFL.
“I really just think that I am the guy,” Flacco, the Broncos’ new signal-caller, said during his first news conference at Denver’s Dove Valley headquarters Friday morning. “And I’ve got to go prove that I am.”
Flacco, 34, was acquired Wednesday from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for a fourth-round pick (No. 113) in this April’s draft.
“Listen, I’m driven because this is what I love to do, I love playing football,” said Flacco, who has started 163 regular-season games over the last 11 seasons and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII. “And I want to be the best at what I do.”
The 6-foot-6 Flacco has completed 61.7 percent of his passes for 38,245 yards with 212 touchdowns, 136 picks and an 84.1 career passer rating. He has completed 56.6 percent of his 447 career playoff attempts with 25 touchdowns and 10 picks in playoff contests.