If the Baltimore Ravens decide to let quarterback Joe Flacco walk after the 2012 NFL season, it may be the more fiscally responsible move, compared to signing him to a lucrative contract extension. Flacco is a good starting quarterback, but he is nowhere near as elite as he may believe. Elite quarterbacks can play well at home as well as on the road, but that is not the case with Flacco.
Sure, the guy is a winner. That cannot be disputed. But the Ravens are a solid football team all around. They do not only win when Flacco has a great game, as was evidenced in last night’s 13-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was a road game, so, you could have predicted that Flacco would be nothing special.
If you did forecast that, you would have been right.